What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is defined as a chronic progressive metabolic disorder, characterized by abnormalities in energy (macronutrient) metabolism leading to hyperglycemia (excessive glucose in bloodstream).

 

There are 5 types of Diabetes all with different causes, two are directly linked to and cause by obesity: pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  Although obesity contributes to complications in all types of diabetes, obesity is one of the main risk factors in developing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes along with family history and inactivity.

Ways to prevent type 2 Diabetes:

  • Lose Weight

  • Eat Healthier

  • Exercise

  • Increase physical activity

  • Reduce portion sizes

  • No Smoking

  • Get Support for changing your lifestyle

  • Reduce Stress

 

 

By adopting these lifestyle changes, not only can you prevent Type 2 diabetes but already diagnosed type 2 diabetes can go into remission.  Also, these changes can help manage progression and complications of the other types of Diabetes.

For more information about Diabetes please visit diabetes.org.

For lifestyle change Support in your area click here.