Pre-diabetes is a silent condition, so getting a regular wellness check-up is important for early detection. If left unchecked for a very long time, it may develop into Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes has several causes: genetics and lifestyle are the most important ones. It can be hereditary but that doesn’t mean that if your mother or father has (or had) type 2 diabetes, you’re guaranteed to develop it. Instead, it means that you have a greater chance of developing it. While we may not be completely in control of our genetics, we can delay the on-set of type 2 diabetes or increase the probability of preventing it through lifestyle change.
THE POWER OF LIFESTYLE CHANGE
Studies on Diabetes Prevention looked into how lifestyle changes could help prevent diabetes. The findings should give people at risk of diabetes a lot of hope. With modest weight loss and exercise, study participants reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent over three years.
The power of healthy food and exercise habits can’t be overstated. Take charge of your health by focusing on simple dietary and lifestyle changes.