Diabetes Prevention Tips

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Diabetes Mellitus is a medical disorder in which the body lacks the necessary processes in order for it to make glucose, a simple yet important ‘sugar’ that is responsible for giving your body part of its much-needed energy as well as being the component of many carbohydrates. In this list, we show you 5 tips you can follow in order to prevent yourself from getting this condition.

Check your risk of Diabetes

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Take the ‘Life!’ test; it’s an easy and simple Internet test that will help you see how much of a risk you are of becoming a Diabetes patient. A 12+ score indicates that you are at high risk and may be eligible for the Life! program – a free Victorian lifestyle modification program that helps you reduce your risk diabetes and many a cardiovascular disease.

Eat a balanced and healthy diet

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A good and healthy diet is perhaps the most important part of controlling the risk of getting Diabetes. Try cutting or reducing the amount of fat on your die, especially saturated and trans fat; that alone can help you a great deal. Eat more fruits like bananas or apples to replace all that fat, vegetables, foods high on fiber. Cut back on salt.

Don’t drink too much alcohol and quit smoking

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If you drink too much alcohol  you are more likely to gain a lot of weight and it may also increase your blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Men should have no more than two standard drinks a day and women should have no more than one. Consider also quitting smoking or the very least toning down on it as according to studies and researches smoke are  twice as likely to get Diabetes than nonsmokers.

Control your blood pressure

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Although this may seem odd,controlling your blood pressure can be quite easily achieved by most people, and should be done if you suspect you may have Diabetes or a similar condition. Most people can do this with regular exercise, a balanced diet and by keeping a healthy weight. In some cases, you might need medication prescribed by your doctor.

See your doctor for regular check-ups

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This may not be necessary is the short run especially if you take care of your body and follow most of the aforementioned tips; though it wouldn’t hurt to give the doctor a visit, just in case. As you get older, however, it’s a good idea to regularly check your blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol levels in order to be aware of the fact that you may or may not have Diabetes, of course by going to a doctor.

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