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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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How can one prevent diabetes?

How can one prevent diabetes?

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 more

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How can one prevent diabetics?

How can one prevent diabetics?

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 more

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How can I prevent getting gestational diabetes?

How can I prevent getting gestational diabetes?

Good health: Eating a good diet and taking care of yourself while pregnant will decrease your cnance of developing gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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How can I help prevent my overweight child from getting diabetes mellitus type 2?

How can I help prevent my overweight child from getting diabetes mellitus type 2?

Weight loss: The best was you can prevent your child from developing diabetes is to help them lose weight and return to a normal weight for their age, sex, and height. Controlling their diet and encouraging regular physical activity will help with this. ...Read more

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How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

How can type one diabetes affect my kids?

Diabetes: usually not inherited, but teach kids prevention, diet, exercise, no cigs, no alcohol...less stress...mental healthy activities; teach them to recognize warning symptoms to get you to ER !! ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from diabetes?

How can I prevent myself from diabetes?

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

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How can I prevent hyperglycemia?

How can I prevent hyperglycemia?

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

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How can I protect from diabetes?

How can I protect from diabetes?

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 more

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If I have diabetes, how can I prevent blindness?

If I have diabetes, how can I prevent blindness?

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

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How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

How can I manage and treat diabetes type 2?

DM2: 1. Diet balanced, less cholesterol, less carbohydrates 2. Moderate exercise, walking two to three times a week- 30 min walk 3. Medications under direction of your doctor 4. Regular blood sugars checks. ...Read more

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How do I prevent type 2 diabetes?

Do what is right: Eat healthy and in proper quantities, exercise and do not drink alcohol. It may not keep you from getting diabetes, but it will help you. ...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 I take care of type 1 diabetes?

How can I take care of type 1 diabetes?

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 more

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How can I decrease my chances of developing type 2 diabetes?

Diet & exercise: Staying away from eating refined carbs like sugar, white bread & white rice, eating small amounts of protein every 2 hours and walking 30 minutes per day should keep type ii diabetes away. ...Read more

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How is type I diabetes treated?

How is type I diabetes treated?

Insulin: The only way to treat type 1 diabetes is by replacing the Insulin which is no longer produced by the pancreas. ...Read more

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How can I treat gestational diabetes?

How can I treat gestational diabetes?

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 more

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