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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 moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Exercise, diet: Only type 2 diabetes is known to be preventable. Maintaining a normal weight is the biggest key factor. Beyond that, exercise defined as 30 minutes brisk walking 5 times weekly has been shown to delay or prevent diabetes. Eating a diet low in refined/simple sugars is also worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The basics:: Keep your body weight normal. If you are obese, lose some weight - even 5-10% will make a difference. Most critical, though, is to get active and stay active. You really don't have to be a "jock." but you must move. Walking is a great place to start. Be aware of your carbohydrate intake, and begin to pare down your sugars and starchy foods. Get regular health care. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lo carb, no sugar: Adult onset diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and eventually full blown diabets. A lo carb, no sugar diet is an effective way to significantly reduce your chances of developing diabetes. ...Read more
Hyperglycemia: The biggest reason for hyperglycemia in this day is obesity. I am an orthopedic surgeon, yet there is not a day that goes by that I do not see several morbidly obese patients. The majority of them are hyperglycemic and type ii diabetes. Some patients may be hyperglycemic and normal weight. For those patients they should be seeing their endocrinologist or primary care doctor. ...Read more
Helpful things: Keep your weight in the normal range. Exercise regularly. Maintain a diet rich in vegetables, high in fiber and low in fat. I am guessing diabetes is in your family so look at the habits of those who developed it and try and determine what pattern is a problem in your family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Preventable eye dz: Good sugar control prevents the development of retinopathy (diabetic eye disease). The good news is that retinopathy is over 95% preventable with good sugar control. An a1c less than 7 would be your goal. Every point decrease in a1c reduces the risk of developing diabetic complication such as nerve, kidney or eye disease by 30%. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type 1 diabetes. : Choose a physician who understands how important lifestyle is even for a type 1 diabetic. Eat right, exercise, have your labs checked as directed by your doctor, have a retinal exam at least once a year, and check your feet regularly. Some studies show that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can decrease the need for Insulin even in a type 1 diabetic. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes: Not possible, with proper treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doc's orders: Of course follow your OB's orders, but drinking 8 glasses of water a day. No Sodas, sweet tea or sweet anything. Eat fresh fruits, and salads. Whole grains. Try some new cookbooks to experiment. Take long daily walks if your OB says its ok. It will directly remove excess sugar from the bloodstream. "Eating for two" is not necessary. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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