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What is a good diet to prevent from becoming diabetic?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Balanced diet,weight

A balanced diet, but more importantly being fit, and preventing obesity is key.
Central obesity (belly) is especially bad. In general the average persons diet has too many carbs. If your diet is carb heavy, look to that as a potential area of change.

In brief: Balanced diet,weight

A balanced diet, but more importantly being fit, and preventing obesity is key.
Central obesity (belly) is especially bad. In general the average persons diet has too many carbs. If your diet is carb heavy, look to that as a potential area of change.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Scott Beard
aerobic exercixe &/or weight training to maintain muscle mass will also help (part of being fit)
Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Balanced, w/ wt loss

If you are overweight (bmi >25i) a balanced diet that will allow you to lose 7-10% of your total body weight can significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In brief: Balanced, w/ wt loss

If you are overweight (bmi >25i) a balanced diet that will allow you to lose 7-10% of your total body weight can significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low-calorie diet

First of all, let me commend you about thinking about your diet before becoming a diabetic.
Secondly, the diabetic diet basically consists of minimizing simple carbs and fats and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. See the ada website for more: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices.Html. Ideally will be to learn how to count carbohydrates.

In brief: Low-calorie diet

First of all, let me commend you about thinking about your diet before becoming a diabetic.
Secondly, the diabetic diet basically consists of minimizing simple carbs and fats and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. See the ada website for more: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices.Html. Ideally will be to learn how to count carbohydrates.
Emily Lu
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