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What are the key steps in preventing diabetes?

What are the key steps in preventing diabetes?

Stay thin: Regular exercise 30 minutes most days, a healthy diet, and staying thin are very important. ...Read more

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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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Walking for 45 mins , 5 days/ week and balanced diet that is high in fiber can prevent diabetes. ...See more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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Preventing Diabetes (Tip)

Preventing Diabetes

Adult type diabetes is usually caused by excessive weight. Keep your weight under control. ...See more

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Preventing Falls (Checklist)

Avoid throw rugs in the house
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Wear slippers with a non-skid sole
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Take a TaiChi or yoga class for seniors
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Work on flexibility, balance, and strength
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Does eating food that promotes blood circulation help in preventing diabetes?

Does eating food that promotes blood circulation help in preventing diabetes?

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