November 19, 2009 11:38am CST
My parents both are affected with this disease. I am the single child of them. suggest me that how can i make the chances lower to be affected?
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@greenline (14838)
• Canada
17 Dec 09
Hello Tania. There was a report recently say ing that drinking coffee and tea reduces the risk of getting diabetes. I read it on the newspaper. I cannot remember the exact details of the report. I was quite impressed with the findings of the research about it. I would suggest that you consult with your doctor. He/she would be able to tell you more about it.
@deebomb (15304)
• United States
20 Nov 09
Hello taniapaul and welcome to myLot. Here in the United states diabetes is a big concern because of the number of obese people. Most of them will get diabetes because of the weight factor especially in children. In a lot cases diabetes can be controlled by diet. Stay away from refined foods such as any thing made with flour,white bread, white pastas, white rice. They have had the nutrients removed and have had fewer added back. Stick to more fresh vegetables and fruits. So stick to a diet rich in fiber, from legumes and vegetables as well as wholegrains.
@smilyn (2967)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I read an article with few tips to lower the risk of diabetes at emaxhealth.com..Here they are: There are two ways to reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes - physical activity and diet. Physical activity can lower your blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol. It also reduces your risk for heart disease and stroke, relieves stress, and strengthens your heart, muscles and bones. If you are not very active, you should start slowly, talking with your doctor first about what kinds of exercise would be safe for you. Exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes every day. Include a friend, family member or neighbor to keep you motivated to keep moving. Tips for improving your diet: o Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Include non-starchy vegetables such as spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans with meals. o Choose whole grain foods over processed grain products. Try brown rice or whole-wheat spaghetti with your favorite pasta sauce. o Include dried beans (like kidney or pinto beans) and lentils into your meals. o Include fish in your meals 2-3 times a week. Always work with your health care provider to find out if you are at risk for diabetes or if you have pre-diabetes. Your doctor, dietitian, or a counselor can help you make a plan. Hope this helps you.
@gicolet (1702)
• United States
19 Nov 09
Avoid sugar or anything with sugar especially foods with white sugar. You may not have diabetes now but it could create a built up in your pancreas which releases natural insulin. You have to keep the natural production of your insulin normal by avoiding sugary foods. Eat natural fruits instead rather than cake, ice cream, or candies. Keep in mind that you have total control of whatever you put inside your body. Take care.