How to prevent diabetes

How to prevent diabetes

How to prevent diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, in 2000, at least 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, this representing 2.8% of the Earth’s population. Due to the exponential increase is expected that by 2030, this number will almost double.

There are many forms of diabetes, but the most common are:

– Type 1 diabetes: the body fails to produce insulin, and the person requires injecting insulin;

– Type 2 diabetes: cells fail to use insulin properly resulting insulin resistance, sometimes being combined with an absolute insulin deficiency;

– Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women, has a high blood glucose level during pregnancy although she never had diabetes before.

To some extent diabetes can be prevented and the sooner you start taking actions the better. The best ways to prevent this disease are:

– Change your diet, cutting out carbohydrates and manage your insulin by controlling sugar sources. Pay attention to the sugar that you can find in all types of products, including bread, juices and snacks. Carbs that must be avoided are white breads, pasta, white rice, and potatoes.

– Eat small portions instead of “filling up” at meals. Is better to eat several smaller meals during a day, than to eat twice a day huge meals.

– Avoid fats and keep your bodyfat percentage down because obesity is a high risk factor.

– Do not forget to get regular active exercise because exercise can actually lower blood sugar levels.

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