The importance of reducing our risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
There are several risk factors that can lead to the development of Type 2 Diabetes which we can reduce, if we make the necessary lifestyle changes. Acquiring healthy eating habits, increasing the physical activity or exercise we do, trying to lose weight to reach our ideal weight, leading a quieter life away from stress, quitting smoking and reducing our alcohol consumption, are some of the lifestyle changes we need to do and maintain as soon as possible, so we can have a better quality of life.
The good news is that, reducing our risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes is in our hands, and that all of the efforts we do now to change our current lifestyle will be very well rewarded and will help avoid body damage and maintain our health.
If you want to make sure that everything is going well with your health, you need to get some examinations and tests that will tell you how your risk of developing Diabetes is. Some of these tests include Blood glucose, Hemoglobin A1c, glucose tolerance curve, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and blood pressure levels. The glucose tolerance curve is a very important test that lets us know the degree of sensitivity our cells have to insulin signals, i.e. how glucose intolerant or insulin resistant our cells are. This information will allow us to act immediately, so we can take the necessary steps to make sure our cells recover their insulin sensitivity, that is, become less resistant, and so we can decrease our chances of developing Metabolic Syndrome, Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.
At Diabetes Up to Date, we are aware of the serious problem posed by the high incidence of new Diabetes cases, due to the current lifestyle we lead, which have turned excess weight, obesity and diabetes, into the new world epidemics.
Staying well informed and educated in this, is key to reduce all of the risk factors of Diabetes, and thus to be able to prevent it. That’s why we have created “Prevention Up To Date”, which is available for the entire population, where you’ll find all the information you need to stay healthy, productive and happy.