How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is not inherited disorder disease like type 1 diabetes, so we need to know how to prevent diabetes type 2. Type 2 diabetes accounts for almost 95% of diabetes cases and it has become an epidemic in many countries. Type 2 diabetes is easy to prevent but it is so difficult to cure. So, the best way to treat type 2 diabetes is still prevention through our life style.

Many medical specialists have believed that one of the major causes of people getting this chronic disease is due to obesity. Due to the advancement of our society, the food we are getting has also become more delicious but less healthy. We are now living without worrying of getting food. In old times, people need to eat more carbohydrates in their diet in order to carry out heavy energy consumption activities. But, nowadays, due to the invention of many machines, our lives are getting better, easier and more convenient.

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However, we are still consuming a lot of carbohydrates and may be even more than our grandparents. Our present food is getting more delicious than ancient times but also less nutrients and less natural. The study has shown that a person who is obese has much higher risk of getting diabetes compared to a person with the same age that can maintain his weight.

So, the very first thing to prevent diabetes is to manage your weight. If you are able to maintain your weight, the risk of getting diabetes is much lower even you may have a diabetes history in your family background. To maintain your weight, the easiest and most effective way is to lead a healthy life style with healthy diet and regular exercises. You should include more green such as fruits and vegetables in your diet and less consume oily and fatty food. Having 3 times of 30 minutes to 1 hour exercises a week will also keep you fit and healthier. Keep away from fast food is another golden rule. Fast food is mostly high in fats and carbohydrates but low in nutrients and fiber. Research shows that many people has become obese are due to over consumption of fast food.

Another misconception that people judge on the food is the more sweet food will have higher risk of diabetes. This is wrong concept. We should judge the food based on Glycemic index. Food with higher Glycemic index can be not sweet but it still can increase the blood sugar level in the blood than a sweeter food with lower Glycemic index. So, we should use Glycemic index to judge if the food is healthier or we should avoid for.

In conclusion, how to prevent diabetes are still referring to weight management, regular exercises, healthy diet and healthy life style. As long as you can follow strictly this few things, the risk of getting diabetes are much lower now.

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