Did you know that 90%-95% of Diabetes is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 is the preventable form of diabetes that can be conquered with healthy living. According to the CDC there are about 86 million Americans who are pre-diabetic, and 90% of them don’t know it. So how can we be sure that we are living a diabetes-free life? We can’t guarantee that, but we can provide you with these diabetes prevention tips thanks to the Mayo Clinic.
5 Diabetes Prevention Tips To Try Today
- Get Active
Although this may have been a dead giveaway, it’s often overlooked. Exercising regularly (more than 3 times per week) will help you lose weight, boost your sensitivity to insulin and lower your blood sugar.
- Eat Whole Grains Over White
Whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and help maintain a low blood sugar. There are many quick and easy foods that come whole grain; just check the box.
- Fiber, Fiber, Fiber
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and nuts contain a high percentage of fiber, allowing you to:
- Feel fuller quicker, aiding in weight loss
- Lowers your risk of heart disease
- Reduces your risk of diabetes by allowing you to control your blood sugar
- Shed Those Pounds
If you’re overweight, diabetes prevention may be strictly dependent upon how much weight you can lose. The Mayo Clinic mentions a study performed where a large group of people lost a modest amount of weight and exercised regularly, decreasing their risk of diabetes by 60%.
- Make Healthy Choices
With all the diet fads out there it’s easy to complicate being healthy and losing weight. The bottom line is to choose natural foods over processed foods. Recognize the foods that make you feel sick to your stomach and stop eating them – no matter how good they taste. Drink plenty of water and shop the outside aisles of your local supermarket, staying away from the middle where most processed food is placed.
Creating a healthy and enjoyable difference in your lifestyle is the key to diabetes prevention tips. What works well for you? We would love to hear it. Please contact us online and let us know!