10 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes affects more than 24 million Americans and as many as 6 million people are not aware that they have diabetes. This isn’t a disease that is just an inconvenience, it is the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure among adults. Even worse is that Type 2 diabetes used to be considered adult onset diabetes, but it is now being found in children. This is alarming since this disease can cause loss of limbs, heart problems and even death. The good news is that it is preventable, 9 out of every 10 cases could have been avoided. Therefore, you can take these steps now to protect yourself.

1. Change Your Plate

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One of the easiest ways to prevent diabetes is to switch your dinner plates for salad plates. If you do this then you can load up your plate and make less food look like more. You should divide the smaller plate into four portions with 1 portion being grains, one being protein and two being fruits and vegetables. This is part of a healthy lifestyle that can reduce the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.

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