Diabetes Management and Prevention

Posted on: September 10th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger
A healthy diet can help those with diabetes live a normal, happy life.

A healthy diet can help those with diabetes live a normal, happy life.

After understanding the effects of diabetes among the American population, Premier Prosthetics wants to inform you on how you can manage or prevent the effect of diabetes on your life.

Unfortunately, diabetes is a disease that can be genetically predisposed for some people. This is known as Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is generally diagnosed among our older population and is related to lifestyle habits. Whether you have a genetic predisposition for diabetes or not, the good news is that you can prevent and/or delay the onset of diabetes by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

 

The Mayo Clinic offers the following tips:

 

  • Get plenty of physical activity. Regular exercise can help you lose weight, lower your blood sugar and boost your sensitivity to insulin, which helps control blood sugar. Any exercise program can be helpful, but one that includes both aerobic exercise and resistance training will provide the greater benefit. Talk with your doctor for an exercise regime that works best for you.
  • Eat plenty of fiber. Foods high in fiber improve blood sugar control, lower heart diseases risk and promote weight loss. Try incorporating more vegetables into your daily meals for not only additional fiber, but a variety of healthy nutrients.
  • Include whole grains in your diet, which helps control blood sugar. Make the switch to whole grain bread, pasta and brown rice.
  • Lose extra weight – dropping a few extra pounds can substantially reduce diabetes risk. By getting more exercise and eating a more balanced diet, losing weight will become easier and more likely.
  • Skip fad diets and make healthy choices instead. Instead of eliminating entire food groups, think variety and portion control.

Premier Prosthetics is happy to provide more information on diabetic management or prevention. If you have questions or comments about our services, please feel free to contact us anytime.

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