Diabetes Prevention - How To Avoid Getting Type 2 Diabetes

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In this article we will go through several diabetes prevention tips on how you can avoid getting type 2 diabetes even if you have already been diagnosed with prediabetes.

Unfortunately, there is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes so the tips and advice shared here only apply to the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Being diagnosed with prediabetes is a shock for most people, especially since there are no clear symptoms for prediabetes. In fact, most people only find out they have prediabetes after being tested for diabetes. The good news is that it’s not too late to turn things around.

Diabetes Prevention

Here are our top diabetes prevention tips that you can follow right now to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The cornerstone for controlling the risk factors for type 2 diabetes is a healthy lifestyle.

Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are two of the biggest diabetes risk factors that can be controlled.

Moderate Exercise

Exercise is beneficial, even without weight loss, for the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Couple walking their dog

Exercise does not necessarily mean you need to go to the gym. Your focus should be on being more active. Instead of asking someone to get you something, get it yourself. A brisk walk, even just for a couple of minutes every day, can make a big difference. 

Weight Loss

Weight loss can improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels that can delay and even prevent a progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.

Bathroom scale and measuring tape

Regular exercise and a healthy diet or smaller portions can contribute a lot to weight loss efforts.

Stop Smoking

Studies have shown that smoking can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and that after smoking your blood sugar levels increase.

Please don't smoke

If you’re currently a smoker get some advice from your doctor on how you can kick the habit or at least reduce the effects smoking has on your body.

Healthy Diet

Following a healthy diet can go a long way!

Healthy food on a plate

Do’s

  • Nuts and peanut butter have shown some positive results against the development of diabetes.
  • Eat well-balanced meals with a good mix of starches, fruits and vegetables (that contain fiber), proteins and fats.
  • Foods with a low glycemic index such as seafood, oats, beans, lentils and sweet potatoes are beneficial to your blood sugar levels.
  • Drink plenty of water as dehydration can affect blood sugar levels.  
  • Although water should be your beverage of choice, studies have found that coffee and tea may help you avoid diabetes due to the antioxidants they contain.
  • Optimize vitamin D levels as several studies have found that people who do not get enough vitamin D are at a higher risk of getting diabetes.

Caution

  • Avoid eating large portions of food at a time.
  • Avoid eating a lot of red meat, processed foods and sweets. 
  • Avoid or cut down on sugar-laden beverages and soft drinks.
  • Avoid stress as far as possible since it can affect your blood sugar levels. Try to do things that will help you to relax.  
  • Cut down on carbohydrates as they often have the biggest impact on your blood sugar levels. 
  • Drink alcohol in moderation and only if you have your doctor’s permission as alcohol may aggravate diabetes complications. 

At LUNVA we have three supplements that we believe can help to support your fight against developing type 2 diabetes. 

But, please take note of the following:

Dietary supplements are not meant to be an alternative option to a healthy diet and are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure diseases. Always consult your physician, especially if you have a known medical condition or disease before using these or any other dietary supplements. 

Blood Sugar Support Plus

Blood Sugar Support Plus

Our Blood Sugar Support Plus dietary supplement helps regulate blood sugar levels, supports a healthy pancreas and assists with weight loss efforts.

Click the link below for more information:

> Blood Sugar Support Plus

White Kidney Bean

White Kidney Bean

Carbohydrates are the foods that often have the biggest impact on your blood sugar levels.

Our White Kidney Bean dietary supplement helps limit the breakdown of carbs, aids in lowering the Glycemic Index (GI) of carbs and helps to boost your weight loss efforts.

Click the link below for more information:

> White Kidney Bean

Vitamin D

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a range of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes and several studies have suggested that a low vitamin D status also contributes to insulin resistance.

Our potent vitamin D3 supplement assists the body in fighting type 2 diabetes and supports blood sugar regulation.

Click the link below for more information:

> Vitamin D3 

Trust you have found this article on diabetes prevention informative. Please share it and leave any comments below.

To your health!

Casper du Toit
CEO of LUNVA

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