How can I prevent diabetes?

prevenir la diabetes

Did you know that the most common type of diabetes is preventable? Here are tips to reduce the risk, based on research from the World Diabetes Foundation and other entities. 

Keep reading to learn how to prevent diabetes.

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Unfortunately, diabetes is not always preventable.  As an immune disorder, type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented by changing our lifestyle. However, the most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes, is preventable!

Getting enough exercise, eating a balanced diet, not smoking, and having a healthy weight go a long way toward minimizing the risk of getting this disease. According to the WDF, we can reduce our risk in half by following these recommendations.

  1. Keep moving

This point is crucial. Move your body for at least half an hour a day! You don’t necessarily have to go to the gym or play an intense sport. You can also walk, ride a bike or stretch. Incorporate exercise into your daily life: ride your bike to work or shopping or take the stairs instead of the elevator. 

  1. Eat a healthy diet

Eat a variety of foods in moderation. Ingest as few sweets as possible and avoid sugary drinks and fruit juices. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, choose whole-grain products, lean and unprocessed meat, and use little salt. When frying, use unsaturated fats such as vegetable oil and liquid margarine. 

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  1. Stop smoking

We all know that smoking is unhealthy and that quitting is not easy. However, smoking greatly increases the risk of type 2 diabetes – by 30% to 40%!

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

A healthy weight is also important. An overweight person’s body often has trouble keeping blood sugar in balance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Good news: the risk of diabetes immediately reduces if we lose weight. 

As a way to help you control blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin, we have formulated Super Diabetonic and Bitter Melon.

As we mentioned at the beginning, type 1 diabetes is not preventable. The immune system itself causes this form of diabetes, so its prevention does not depend on our habits. Fortunately, a lot of research is being done to prevent type 1 diabetes in the future!