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How we can reduce the risk of diabetes?
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Dr. Carol Cheney
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
11 doctors agree
In brief: Diet and exercise
The most effective way to decrease the risk of diabetes is to achieve and maintain a normal weight and to exercise regularly.
There is also evidence that certain medications can decrease the risk, but diet and exercise are the most effective ways of preventing diabetes.

In brief: Diet and exercise
The most effective way to decrease the risk of diabetes is to achieve and maintain a normal weight and to exercise regularly.
There is also evidence that certain medications can decrease the risk, but diet and exercise are the most effective ways of preventing diabetes.
Dr. Carol Cheney
Dr. Carol Cheney
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Muscle > fat
With type 2 diabetes, by far the most common kind, the body becomes resistant to insulin.
By increasing our Insulin sensitivity, we can reduce our diabetes risk. So weight loss helps, and if that occurs along with building muscle, which is naturally more Insulin sensitive, risk can be reduced more. Limit simple carbs helps too. Of course we can't change our family hx, but we can do these things.

In brief: Muscle > fat
With type 2 diabetes, by far the most common kind, the body becomes resistant to insulin.
By increasing our Insulin sensitivity, we can reduce our diabetes risk. So weight loss helps, and if that occurs along with building muscle, which is naturally more Insulin sensitive, risk can be reduced more. Limit simple carbs helps too. Of course we can't change our family hx, but we can do these things.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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