Do you have risk factors for diabetes? Does your family have a history of the condition? Or do you have prediabetes? Then check out these healthy living tips — they may prevent diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease.
Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy and engaging in regular, moderate physical activity may reduce the progression of Type 2 diabetes and control Type 1 diabetes. They can also minimize other risk factors such as high blood pressure, blood cholesterol and even heart attacks and strokes.
In many instances, lifestyle changes must be accompanied by medications to control blood glucose levels, high blood pressure and cholesterol. This complementary regimen may also prevent heart attack and stroke.
- Blood sugar level
- Blood cholesterol level
- Blood pressure
Taking these steps may also help prevent serious complications that can arise from diabetes.