The methods used in preventing diabetes when attending middle aged and above: -Amb. Agim Godwin Apple

Preventive measures for both men and women on ages of 30 and above, from diabetes.

Amb. Agim Godwin Apple, OMNIA School of Medical sciences, Finland.

Preventing diabetes is crucial for maintaining good health, especially as you reach the age of 30 and above.

Maintain a healthy weight, obesity and being overweight increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Aim for a balanced diet and regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight.

Follow a healthy eating plan is necessary and that will include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats in your diet. Limit the consumption of processed foods, sugary beverages, and high-fat foods.

Control portion sizes and be mindful of your portion sizes to avoid overeating. Use smaller plates and bowls to help control your portions.

Engage in regular physical activity with the aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. Additionally, incorporate strength training exercises at least twice a week.

Don’t smoke or use tobacco products because smoking increases the risk of various health conditions, including diabetes. Quitting smoking can significantly lower your risk.

Limit alcohol consumption in the sense that excessive alcohol intake can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of developing diabetes. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation (up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men).

Manage and avoid chronic stress, it can lead to unhealthy behaviors and increase the risk of developing diabetes. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or engaging in hobbies you enjoy.

Schedule regular appointments with your healthcare provider to monitor your blood sugar levels, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and overall health. Early detection and management of these factors can help prevent diabetes.

Know your family history so that if you have a family history of diabetes, you may be at a higher risk. Understanding your risk factors can help you take proactive steps to prevent the onset of diabetes.

Stay informed and Educate yourself about diabetes, its risk factors, and prevention strategies. Stay updated with the latest research and guidelines to make informed decisions about your health.

Remember, these steps can significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes, but they are not a guarantee. If you have concerns about your health or risk factors for diabetes, consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance.
Keep watch for health is important.

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