What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a common chronic disease - find out its symptoms, causes and how it can be diagnosed.
If you’re worried that your family might get diabetes because you have it, it’s a valid concern.
Genetics do play a role, but so does what we eat1.
Families usually eat the same meals, they might consume a high
glycemic index diet, other members could be at risk.
But the good news is that your loved ones can prevent this:
Let’s dive deep into genetics and diabetes prevention2.
Lifestyle changes such as losing excess weight, getting regular exercise, reducing stress levels, and making healthy diet choices can help in diabetes prevention. Excess weight and obesity are linked to a higher risk of developing diabetes, so losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk. Regular exercise can also help in maintaining a healthy weight, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce the risk of diabetes. Chronic stress can impact blood sugar levels and increase the risk of developing diabetes, so reducing stress levels through meditation, journaling, or seeking help from family and loved ones can also help. Making healthy diet choices and quitting smoking can also help in diabetes prevention.
There are newer possibilities in diabetes management that can help people with diabetes manage their condition more effectively.
In conclusion, while genetics may contribute to your risk of developing diabetes, lifestyle choices and preventive measures have a substantial impact on diabetes prevention. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, monitoring your health, and seeking appropriate medical advice, you can significantly reduce your risk and take control of your health. Families can work together to prevent diabetes by making healthy lifestyle choices and supporting each other in their health journeys. Talk to your doctor about newer possibilities in diabetes management and which options are best suited for you. Let us collectively lower the weight of diabetes as a family.