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How can I prevent type two diabetes?

How can I prevent type two diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle: Maintain a good weight, keep up the physical activity. Do not neglect strength training to increase/maintain body muscle mass. T2dm is strongly genetic, so sometimes the best of lifestyle measures cannot prevent it, but they will still make it easier to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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


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How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

How can I help prevent type 2 diabetes in an obese teen?

Go Mobile!: aggressively change your family lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. We recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Designed by a 12 year old in my practice https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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My father and uncles have type two diabetes. They got it in their 40s when they got fat. Will i get it? How should I prevent it? Is fat the cause?

My father and uncles have type two diabetes.  They got it in their 40s when they got fat.  Will i get it?  How should I prevent it? Is fat the cause?

At risk: Given your history you are at risk for diabetes. Keeping your weight at a healthy level and exercising regularly with a healthy diet can delay and help prevent you from developing diabetes. ...Read more

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I have a lot of family members with diabetes, both types. What can I do now to prevent it in the future?

I have a lot of family members with diabetes, both types. What can I do now to prevent it in the future?

Healthy lifestyle: You have strong family history of diabetes. Best that you can do to prevent development of diabetes is to keep your weight normal through healthy diet and exercise. If you are overweight, start thinking about making chances to your lifestyle. See a dietician and exercise specialist to learn the basics. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I prevent type 2 diabetes?

Weight control: One of the biggest risk factor for diabetes is obesity. Try to keep your weight as normal as possible through proper diet/exercise routine. Develop effective lifetime habits rather than short term drastic changes. ...Read more

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How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?

Might not be able to: Sometimes it runs in families or i caused by a virus that attacks your pancreas, but you can lower your risk by avoiding soda, alcohol, sweets. Foods with the highest glycemic index include bananas, grapes, raisins and corn, so you want to limit these too. Maintain a healthy weight with a BMI less than 25. ...Read more

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How do you prevent type 1 diabetes?

How do you prevent type 1 diabetes?

Different parents: Since type 1 diabetes has a genetic predisposition, you could ask for different parents. Other than that, there's no way. ...Read more

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How can you prevent type 1 diabetes?

How can you prevent type 1 diabetes?

Avoid illness: There is probably a genetic predisposition to dm1 that is like problem waiting to happen.If a kid has a viral infection, then develops antibodies that think his/her Insulin producing cells are related to the virus, then his/her immune system begins killing those cells &dm1 will result.The idea of a vaccine for the virus has been looked into but none are available at present. Research may fix this. ...Read more

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How can diet help prevent type 2 diabetes?

How can  diet help prevent type 2 diabetes?

Not just diet: But diet and exercise to lose weight or keep lean. It's because obesity leads to Insulin resistance which is 70-90% of what leads to type 2 diabetes. You can't control the other risk factors of age and family history, but you can control your weight. ...Read more