Once upon a time we would never have even thought much about diabetes but now we as a whole are seriously concerned about how to prevent diabetes. I’m not too sure of what the statistics are but I’m positive that this disease is so much more prevalent now than it was many years ago. You only have to watch the television and there is always something being said about obesity in adults and children and how this is causing at upsurge of type two in particular. This is a scary thought and it is something that we all should be taking notice of.
By finding out how to prevent diabetes we will be potentially saving many, many lives. Not only from a possible death but also from things such as blindness and other associated conditions. Of course there are people who are at a higher risk than most and they are people who have already got diabetes in their family. They may or may not end up with this disease but they of all people should be doing everything they can to prevent it.
Some of the ways to do this is to stay healthy and fit. By this I mean do not become over weight, do not load up with sugars, take up a healthy aerobic exercise and do it regularly, go on a well balanced diet and have regular doctors check ups. If you do the right things and learn how to prevent diabetes then you will have a much higher chance of not developing this condition even if it is in the family.
I mean really, who wants to end up having to do a daily blood glucose testing and have to take medication all the time. Or in particular who wants to have to give themselves shots all the time? Nobody wants their life to become that regimented if they can help it. As I said before many people will get this disease regardless, but for the majority it can be prevented or prolonged.
I find it extremely sad to see children who are obese and unmotivated to do any form of exercise. I find it even sadder seeing their parents giving them fast foods and sugary drinks on a regular basis. I’m sure if these parents pulled their heads out from the sand they would realize what they are doing to their children. They really are shortening their lives!
As the old saying goes – prevention is better than cure. So why not start with how to prevent diabetes and change your lifestyle now. Not only will you keep yourself from succumbing to this condition but you can also help educate other people to do the same and watch them also reap the benefits of becoming healthy and fit along the way.
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