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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)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Preventing diabetes (Tip)

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
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Watch your weight
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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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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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I drink a tad over 1 glass of wine (6 ounces)most nights of the week. I also have IFG. Will the wine HELP or HURT my fight against preventing Diabetes?

I drink a tad over 1 glass of wine (6 ounces)most nights of the week. I also have IFG. Will the wine HELP or HURT my fight against preventing Diabetes?

Honestly, the answer: depends on how much you are able to eliminate other carbohydrates from your diet. A 6 ounce glass of wine contains about 150 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate. This is certainly manageable and will not adversely affect your efforts in diabetes prevention as long as you keep other carbs in check. Dry wines have lower sugar content: pinot noir, pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc. Salut! ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Preventing Rabies (Checklist)

Before any travel, inquire about any local rabies problems
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If bitten by an unknown/wild animal, follow-up with your doctor
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Consider rabies prophylaxis if there is a high risk as deemed by MD
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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

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Could you tell me what are some economic benefits for diabetes prevention?

Could you tell me what are some economic benefits for diabetes prevention?

Significant: Diabetes is a rest of the life issue for those who have gotten the diagnosis. It is expensive to care for and leads to expensive complications. This includes time off from work which also costs money. If diabetes could be prevented with something as inexpensive as a vaccine, then billions could be saved. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Preventing the Flu (Checklist)

Get plenty of sleep
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Avoid contact with sick people
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Avoid touching your face before washing your hands
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Juvenile diabetes prevention? What are the best ways to prevent juvenile diabetes?

Juvenile diabetes prevention? What are the best ways to prevent juvenile diabetes?

Prevention studies: There are several ongoing prevention studies for type 1 diabetes. If you have a family member with type 1, you can look for information about open prevention studies and get involved at www.Diabetestrialnet.Org. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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How to prevent diabetes?

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 more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Keep fit and healthy: Healthy eating and staying active (exercise) are the most helpful things you can do to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will be able to give you more detailed guidance on both of these lifestyle choices. ...Read more

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Preventing Altitude Sickness (Checklist)

Drink water regularly
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Rest at new altitude to acclimate your body
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Talk to your doctor about meds to prevent altitude sickness
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