Posted by: Kelley Dees | December 12, 2011

Diabetes Prevention

In our last post, we discussed what diabetes is and some of the issues associated with diabetes. Today, we’re going to discuss some of the risk factors associated with diabetes (particularly type 2) and ways that you can cut your risk.

  • Weight: If you have a lot of fatty tissue, your cells can become resistant to insulin. The more fatty tissue you have, the more resistant your cells will become. If your weight is an issue, check out this post on weight management.
  • Inactivity: Physical activity helps you control your weight, uses glucose as energy, and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin. Exercise at least three times a week to decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • High Blood Pressure: Having high blood pressure increases your risk of developing diabetes. Taking steps to decrease your blood pressure can help cut the risk. Check out this post on reducing stress which can help reduce high blood pressure.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.

This information is adapted from the Mayo Clinic.

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