Losing 5 to 7 percent of a person’s body weight through diet and exercise reduced his or her progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) trial. The study’s participants exercised 30 minutes a day on at least five days
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Type 1 diabetes is currently not preventable, though research focused on what causes it may one day lead to preventative measures. For type 2 and gestational diabetes, however, many of the treatment options involving lifestyle changes can help delay or even prevent diabetes. Here, we offer four lifestyle tips on
Of the more than 23 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, 7 million don’t even know they have it. Another 79 million adult Americans have pre-diabetes, and the prevalence of both disorders is growing. Unless trends change, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. will have diabetes by the
Focus on Dietary Pattern, Not Individual Foods.
Four dietary patterns are linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, a recent study concludes. These include: The USDA dietary guidelines, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, the Mediterranean diet, and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan (see HealthNews,
During your latest doctor’s appointment, your physician breaks the news that you have prediabetes. It means your blood-sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. You’re surprised not only by the diagnosis, but also by the fact that you experienced no prediabetes symptoms. After
The process by which blood glucose levels become elevated is the same for prediabetes as it is for type 2 diabetes. Normally, the hormone insulin acts on the cells of your body, moving the glucose in your blood into the cells so that it can be used as energy. In
Type 2 diabetes sneaks up on you. You may go for years paying no attention to your blood sugar. And even if you develop symptoms of diabetes, you still might not realize that you’ve joined the millions of Americans who have the disease.
“Comparative to other diseases that alarm people, diabetes
Two Minutes of Light Activity Each Hour May Offset Risk From Too Much Sitting
Studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and early death. However, a new study from the University of Utah School of Medicine found
If your blood glucose (sugar) level is nearing the point at which you could be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a change in your diet is vital. This condition, called prediabetes, is diagnosed when your blood glucose level is elevated (between 100 and 125 mg/dL on a fasting blood glucose
This particular set of pre-diabetic symptoms is associated with type 2 diabetes long before the onset and independent of lab test results.