Lowering Risk of Developing Type II Diabetes

Situps on ballAmerican rates for developing type II diabetes far exceed any other industrialized nation’s figures. Those rates are sad side effects of our obesity epidemic, which should be a top priority for our country to improve. The fact that this issue is tied to unhealthy living has one saving grace, and that is the fact that type II diabetes is both an avoidable and reversible ailment. So, before surrendering to a life of constantly checking your glucose meter, make the far superior decision of getting into better shape and eating right.

Consider the following five ways you can lower your risk of type II diabetes:

  • Increase fiber intake: Consuming a proper amount of fiber daily, helps keep your blood sugar at balanced levels. In addition, more fiber in the form of oatmeal and other hearty low calorie consumables helps curb your appetite for more sugary snacks.
  • Eat whole grains: Studies have shown that individuals with diets containing high amounts of whole grains tend to see a decreased rate for developing diabetes. Great-tasting whole grain options abound these days, so consider making the transition if you haven’t already.
  • Avoid obesity at all costs: It’s overwhelmingly apparent that there is a strong correlation between obesity and developing diabetes. So, it’s critical that you never allow yourself to become overweight, let alone obese. Doing so can increase your chances of developing diabetes by as much as 80 percent.
  • Skip refined sugars: Nothing in the modern American diet is more likely to cause wily blood sugar levels than foods and drinks laden with refined sugars. Soft drinks, candy, cakes, and other sweets should be consumed as rarely as possible, if ever.
  • Diet and exercise: Committing to a proper diet and sticking to a weekly workout regimen are the smartest ways to ensure that the aforementioned steps are followed. A balanced diet will provide you with the nutrition you need sans the junk, while dedicated exercise will keep you from becoming overweight.

Type II diabetes is a devastating medical problem, but one that can easily be avoided with the right steps. It requires nothing more than discipline and an unwavering desire to avoid having to prick your finger three a times a day for the rest of your life.


Nora Charles is a freelance writer that has worked with many bloggers for several years now.

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  2. Isabel van Sunder says:

    I need to exercise more and reduce the intake of sweets, which I love.

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