5 Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Research shows that replacing white breads, pastas, cereals and rice with whole grain varieties can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Start by resolving to eat whole grain versions of these foods at least half the time. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

About 25 percent of Americans are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. But there are several ways you can cut your risk. Here are 5 helpful tips, from Mayo Clinic:

  1. Move more. Regular physical activity can help you to lose weight, lower your blood sugar level, and increase your sensitivity to insulin, which helps you to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. For the best results for diabetes prevention, include a mix of aerobic and weight resistance training in your workouts.
  2. Eat your fiber. Research shows that eating fiber can help you to improve your blood sugar control, lower your risk of heart disease, and promote weight loss by helping you to feel full for a longer period of time after a meal. Fiber-rich foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.Continue Reading …