3 Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that causes the victim to have excess level of sugar in the bloodstream. There are two type of diabetes type 1 and type 2. Type 1 starts mainly in childhood and only account for about 10% of all diabetes. Type 2 which this article is about, accounts for about 90% of all diabetes cases.
Risk For Type 2 Diabetes
One major risk is excess body fat, especially fat accumulated in the belly and waist. Also, fat in the pancreas and the liver appear to disrupt the body's blood sugar metabolism.
Effects of Type 2 Diabetes
Damage to vital organs, impairment of blood circulation, may lead to foot or toe amputation, kidney disease and blindness. It can also result to death through heart attacks or stroke.
3 Major Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes
1. Eat Healthful Food
Drink water, tea, or coffee instead of carbonated beverages and sugary fruit juice. Eat small portions of meat, nuts, fish and beans. Avoid refined foods, instead eat whole-grain bread, pasta and rice in small portions.
Exercise can make you active physically while lowering your blood sugar and help you maintain a healthy muscles.
3. Took Action If You Are In A High-Risk Group
A medical disorder known as prediabetes often precedes type 2 diabetes. Unlike diabetes, it can be cured. Prediabetes may go unnoticed as it may have no obvious symptoms. Therefore, if you have a family history of diabetes, overweight or not physically active, you might already have prediabetes. Take action by having your level of blood sugar tested.