Prevention is Key

When speaking of Type 2 Diabetes, prevention can save your life especially if you are at risk for the disease (i.e. overweight, have a family history).

Prevention can be as easy as changing your diet, and adding exercise into your lifestyle. Making a few simple changes now will help you avoid serious complications of diabetes in the future such as nerve, kidney and heart damage.

Exercise can benefit an at risk individual in the following ways:
-lose weigh
-lower your blood sugar
-boost your sensitivity to insulin-this helps to keep your blood sugar in a normal range

Your diet changes can also greatly help your risk for diabetes.
-make sure to get enough fiber in your diet
-fiber promotes weight loss by helping you feel full
-fiber also improves your blood sugar control
-choose whole grains

These are the most important changes you can make today to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Always consult with your doctor if you have any concerns.