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How To Keep Yourself From Acquiring Type 2 Diabetes

First Posted: Nov 24, 2016 03:50 AM EST
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Diabetes is one of the killer diseases that affects many people all around the globe. It is also one of the common diseases that is acquired by several people. It is significant that you caution yourself from this disease.

Diabetes or also referred to as diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the blood sugar or blood glucose levels are too high than normal. There are types of diabetes, namely, the type 1 diabetes and the type 2 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, your body does not generate insulin. Meanwhile, in type 2 diabetes, which is the more common type, does not make or use insulin well.

The blood sugar will stay in your blood if you do not have enough insulin. The most common type of diabetes acquired by many people is the type 2 diabetes. If in case, the diabetes is not treated, it will result in some health problems such as organ damage and increase blood sugar levels. This may cause blurry vision, increased thirst, fatigue and frequent urination. Medical News Today shares the following ways on how to prevent the type 2 diabetes:

1. Have a regular blood glucose screening

The American Diabetes Association advise people to have regular blood glucose screening especially if you are at 45 years of age. It must be repeated every three years. This also applies particularly to those who are overweight and older. With this, you will know earlier if you have high blood sugar level than the normal.

2. Have a healthy and balanced diet

It is important that you eat nutritious foods that have protein, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fat. On the other hand, you must manage your carbohydrates.  The sweets, salty drinks and processed food must be avoided and eaten in moderation. It is advisable that you eat whole fruits, legumes, vegetables and whole grains.

Eat foods with the great source of fiber. This nutrient could make people fuller and control blood sugar by slowing the digestion of carbohydrates into the bloodstream.

3. Have a healthy weight and exercise regularly

You can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by having a healthy weight. You can achieve this by having exercise regularly and healthier food choice. Have at least 30 minutes of exercise every day for five days in a week.

4. Avoid stress

Some evidence showed that stress can increase blood sugar levels. It can also affect blood sugar in two ways. Those who are stress neglect their healthy eating habits and even exercising. It is good that you have time to relax, have deep breathing and meditation.

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