Tips such as managing a healthy weight, following a low-calorie, plant based diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough exercise can help lower your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Check out these other tips:
According to the CDC, an estimated 29 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Our bodies naturally turn glucose into energy by using a hormone called insulin that is produced by our pancreas. Diabetes is caused when blood glucose levels regularly become elevated above normal levels and occurs when your body either is not making the amount of insulin needed or using insulin incorrectly. This results in sugar building up in your blood.
Tips such as managing a healthy weight, following a low-calorie, plant based diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough exercise can help lower your chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, however, usually develops as an autoimmune disease during childhood and is caused by an insulin deficiency. While a person with diabetes can lead a happy and healthy life with treatment, it’s best to prevent diabetes if possible.
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