Here are some tips to help your risk of diabetes type Two
Here are some tips to help you reduce your risk of Diabetes type 2
1) Check your risk of diabetes
2) Manage your weight
3) Exercise Regularly
4) Eat a balanced, health diet
5) Limit processed food
6) Reduce your alcohol intake
Below is the brief summary of the above mentioned
1) Check your risk of diabetes. Take the Life! risk assessment test and learn more about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A 12+ score indicates that you are at high risk and may be eligible for the Life! program - a free Victorian lifestyle modification program that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, or call 13 RISK (13 7475).
2) Manage your weight. Excess body fat, particularly if stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes.
3) Exercise regularly. Moderate physical activity on most days of the week helps manage weight, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol.
4) Eat a balanced, healthy diet. Reduce the amount of fat in your diet, especially saturated and trans fats. Eat more fruit, vegetables and high-fibre foods. Cut back on salt.
5) Limit processed foods. ‘Convenience meals’ are usually high in salt, fat and kilojoules. It’s best to cook for yourself using fresh ingredients whenever possible.
6) Reduce your alcohol intake. Too much alcohol can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
Men should have no more than two standard drinks a day and women should have no more than one.