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Top 7 ways to prevent diabetes

Once diabetes has taken over your body, there is no defeating the devil then. This makes it even more important to take preventive measures to keep the disease at bay.

Diabetes By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Aug 29, 2013

High Protein Diet

People with risks of diabetes are recommended to add protein rich food to their diet and avoid high carbohydrates and fat rich foods. The protein rich diet helps in maintaining the energy levels and normalizing the wear and tear of the body by maintaining a high metabolic rate.

Quit Smoking

Smoking affects your cardiovascular health and hormonal secretions which results in high risk of contracting diabetes. Quitting smoking will not only reduce the risk of diabetes but it will also boost your overall health.

Drink More Water

Water is one of the most important constituents of human body and it helps to mobilize the high sugar content in blood and prevents aggravation. Consuming a lot of water everyday not only helps in regulating the physical functions of the body but also lowers the chances of cardiovascular and diabetic problems.

Sleep Well

Several recent studies have shown that adults who sleep for 7-8 hours every night are less likely to be diabetic as compared to those who sleep less. Lack of sleep can disturb the hormonal balance of the body, a favourable condition for diabetes.

Exercise

A healthy lifestyle that includes some routine physical activity can easily help you prevent or delay diabetes. It is one of the easiest and most effective solution to avoid many health problems including diabetes. You can start with simple activities like cycling or jogging.

Fibre

A fibre rich diet facilitates absorption of sugar in the blood and insulin secretion to normalise the diabetes. You can easily avoid diabetes by including whole wheat and multi grains and other fibre rich foods to your diet.

 

Check your levels

One of the best ways to prevent diabetes is regular blood glucose screening. It is recommended to get the blood sugar levels checked every three years for everyone who is 45 and older. However, if you have high blood pressure or obesity you can get the levels checked more frequently and share them with your doctor.

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