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How to Prevent Diabetes

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There are over 1.5 million cases of Type 2 Diabetes in Nigeria yearly. Although there are different types of Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. It is also called hyperglycemia.

Diabetes is so common in our society that everyone knows someone that has Diabetes. People die of Diabetes and Hypertension complications all the time.

There are also instances where there is amputations because of diabetes. This is the reason why we have to make the right lifestyle choices and ensure that we stay healthy.

Pay Attention to Your Weight

Properly manage your weight. Excess body fat can lead to Type 2 Diabetes. Ensure that stomach doesn’t get bloated. Keep track of your weight, exercise as often as possible. Regular excersie helps reduce blood glucose sugar levels, improve blood pressure and burn cholesterol.

Balanced Diet

Always consume a balanced diet. Vegetables, fruits, high fiber foods. Ensure you drastically cut back on salt.

Avoid Junk

Ensure you always cook yourself. Avoid junk food at all costs.

Don’t smoke

Smoking reduces your susceptibility to diabetes and it also reduces your lifespan to cut back on smoking.

Avoid Alcohol

Yup, drinking too much can lead to weight gain and this is an express lane to diabetes.

Avoid high blood pressure

Diabetes and Hypertension are married so ensure that you always control your blood pressure.

Regular Check Up

I know we usually tend to take this for granted but see your doctor regularly.

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