Friday, January 4, 2008

How To Prevent Diabetes

How To Prevent Diabetes by Tristan Bailey

As more and more people in the modern world become overweight or obese, the number of cases of type two diabetes continues to rise and its fast becoming an epidemic. The good news is that type two diabetes can be prevented by simply changing your lifestyle and having a healthier diet.

Although many people will be prone to developing type one diabetes if they have close relatives who already have the disease, type two diabetes is not hereditary and is caused primarily by having a bad diet. People who consume foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugars and low in nutrients will be more at risk of contracting diabetes.

The prevention of type two diabetes is not complicated but it just requires you to be sensible about what you eat and how you live your life. Its important to live an active life and eat healthy foods that provide nutrition and not eat foods that are full of saturated fats and sugars if you want to avoid becoming one of the millions of people who contract type two diabetes each year.
Fast foods have had a major contribution to obesity levels because they provide little in the way of nutrition and are high in fat and carbohydrates. This is common knowledge but there are still people, especially children, who are unaware of the damage that is caused to the body by consuming too many fast foods on a regular basis.

Its often thought that diabetics are people with a sweet tooth who crave sugar but this is not the case as having a diet that consists of excess carbohydrates can also contribute to the onset of diabetes. This is why obese people have a much greater risk of contracting diabetes than people who maintain and manage their weight properly.

One of the best ways to maintain a stable weight is to take regular exercise as this will help you burn off any excess fat and keep you fit and healthy. As well as this, exercising on a regular basis will also improve the bodies blood sugar control because active muscles will remove glucose from the blood faster than inactive muscles.

Type two diabetes is closely related to the problem of obesity, so if you are unhappy about your weight and you want to change your lifestyle by improving your diet and taking more exercise you will not only improve your appearance, you will also reduce the risk of contracting this potentially life threatening disease

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