Get physically active and strengthen your bodys machinery for handling blood glucose- the keyto diabetes prevention. Moreover, exercising regularly helps you lose weight, which furtherreduces your risk of developing diabetes
Excess weight makes it harder for the body to use insulin to control blood sugar. So, maintain ahealthy weight by eating right and exercising regularly.
Hydrogenated vegetable oils and other trans fats have been shown to contribute to heartdisease and may also contribute to diabetes type 2.
Avoid eating foods such as white rice and dry cereals as they are high on refined carbohydrates.Processed and fried foods are also unhealthy and the fats and carbohydrates found in themundermine your health
Have a diet rich in fibre. With high-fibre carbohydrates, glucose is released slowly, preventingthe typical blood sugar spike that leads to diabetes.
Smoking is not only associated with the development of diabetes but it also contributes to heartdisease and causes lung cancer.
Add lots of fruits and vegetables to your diet to prevent diabetes. Fresh fruits and vegetableshave fibre content. If you eat canned or frozen fruits, avoid ones with sugar or other additives. Ifeating canned or frozen vegetables, try to use low-salt or no-salt varieties.
Studies have shown that drinking too much tea and coffee (more than 4 cups a day) multipliesyour risk of developing diabetes. It is advisable to keep your coffee and tea cups under check.
Eating small meals regularly throughout the day is important for regulating your blood sugar andavoiding sudden blood sugar hikes that make your pancreas to produce insulin.
If you have prediabetes, it becomes all the more important to make sure other aspects of yourcardiovascular health are under control. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, isassociated with a higher risk of diabetes. Consult your doctor to make sure your blood pressureis within the normal range i.e. under 120/80 mmHg for those aged under 65 years.