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Foods That Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight will prevent almost 60% of pre-diabetics from becoming diabetic. Spread the word:)! ...Read more
Sugars/Carbs GoHF/LC: Since dm is ?ed blood sugar, eating sugar &/or rapidly digested carbohydrates drives dm & obesity. Also body fat cells bind insulin+amylin (manyotherhormones), thus ?Ed body fat greatly ?Es incidence & severity of dm. Alternatively, building muscle strength, mass & endurance tends to calm dm. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, taubes, attia, lustig, hba1c, victoza. ...Read more
Diet and diabetes: Sometimes certain foods will theoretically delay the onset of type 2 diabetes but this is poorly understood and more hypothetical. Foods containing brewers yeast contain chromium and can be useful as an example. More preventive information is available from: http://www.Diabetes.Org/diabetes-basics/prevention/. ...Read more
I'm overweight & want to prevent type 2 diabetes. If i eat some junk food often but still lose & get to a healthy weight, is that okay, or can junk food itself cause diabetes even if i lose weight?
A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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