Diabetes has no cure
There is an alarming increase in the number of persons diagnosed with diabetes every year. As a result, there is an increase in mortality which is equivalent to deaths due to tobacco #1every6seconds
Did you know that Diabetes takes a life every 6 seconds?
What can I do to prevent Diabetes?
There are many things that you can do to prevent diabetes. These include living a healthy lifestyle, periodic checks of your blood sugar levels and making sure that diabetes risk factors are identified and corrected to avoid disease.
Identify the risks
There are a few risks that you can look for and control that will get you on to the path of a healthier lifestyle.
- Being Overweight
- Lack of Exercise
- Family History
- Smoking and Alcohol
There are things that are out of our control that may contribute to the onset of diabetes. If you have any of these, it's best seek the advice of a medical professional and have your blood sugar levels tested.
- Family History of Diabetes
- Race and ethnicity - Certain races are thought to be more prone than other. This may be due to genetic, environmental and nutritional factors.
- Age - the risk of diabetes increases with age
Correct the risk factors affecting you
Once you have identified the risks, you must take immediate action to change and correct your lifestyle to reduce the risk. This may mean changing your diet, the amount of work you do, lifestyle, friends, social activities etc. This could be a huge change for you, but you can seek help to gradually make the changes that will lead you to a healthier life.