Only 25 percent of us can eat what we want, whenever we want and not run the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The rest of us have to lead a healthy lifestyle to ward off this disease.
Your risk factors are higher if you are an Asian, African, Indian, Pacific Islander, or someone in your family is diabetic. If this is the case, then you should learn all that you can about its prevention.
It is now known that a healthy lifestyle will prevent type 2 diabetes and can even reverse it. Prevention is best, but if you already have it, all is not lost. You can delay or even prevent minor some of the complications that high blood sugar can cause.
So, all you have to do is change to a healthy lifestyle. That would be easier to do in 1940, but it is very hard to do these days. We would have to move to an island to get away from all the tempting chips, sodas, high carbohydrate filled sugary snacks that are so easy to get and so hard to walk away from.
The first step in preventing diabetes is then setting your mind on being healthy. It is easy to learn what is necessary for your diet and how much exercise you will need, but motivating yourself is another story. This is an area that is not addressed by health workers in a fashion bringing about much in the way of good results.
We can reverse all of this unhealthy living by doing more to educate everyone starting in kindergarten about how to live a way that improves out health instead of ruining it.