Over 23 million people have diabetes in the U.S. and another million and a half cases are being diagnosed every year. Plus, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a contributing factor in close to a quarter of a million deaths in the U.S. annually.
There are also an estimated nearly six million undiagnosed cases of diabetes and another 57 million people with pre-diabetes. So it's time to find out how to prevent diabetes naturally.
Diabetes Symptoms and Causes of Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious disease that can contribute to high blood pressure, blindness, kidney failure, nervous system problems, heart disease and stroke. Everyone needs to know what the risks and early warning signs of diabetes are and what can be done to prevent diabetes.
Major controllable risk factors for type 2 diabetes are physical inactive, overweight, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. And you can control all of these factors with a good diabetes diet.
To begin with, it's important to know the early warning signs of type 2 diabetes. They include:
- Blurred vision,
- Frequent urination,
- Unusual weight loss,
- Extreme thirst or hunger,
- Unusual fatigue or tiredness,
- Slow-healing infection or bruises,
- Tingling or numbness in hands or feet.
How to Prevent Diabetes with a Pre-Diabetes Diet
You can start with a heart healthy low calorie, pre-diabetes diet of low glycemic foods. Eat less fat, sugar and salt and more broiled fish and poultry, lean meats, low fat dairy products, whole grain breads and cereals and at least five to nine daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Thirty minutes or more of vigorous exercise every other day is also highly recommended.
It's not necessary to join a gym, hire a trainer or become a tri-athlete or marathoner. A brisk walk around your neighborhood combined with light weight training is more than enough. And all you'll need for your exercise and weight training are some comfortable clothing and shoes.
Maintaining a healthy weight is strongly suggested as well. But if you follow the eating and exercise program above, reaching and maintaining your healthy weight shouldn't be difficult.
By taking all of these steps for a healthier lifestyle, you will soon learn how to control blood sugar naturally and how to prevent diabetes with a super healthy pre-diabetes diet.
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