Pre-Diabetes Recommendations

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Type 2 Diabetes is preventable with early detection and lifestyle modification. If your fasting blood sugars are normal but above 100 mg/ dl, and your 2 hour-post lunch sugars are normal but above 140 mg/ dl, you are in a "Pre-Diabetic" stage. In fact, if you are obese, above 35 and have a stressful lifestyle with erratic eating habits, you may want to be careful even if your blood sugar levels are lower!!

These simple recommendations can help you prevent Diabetes:

Stop eating "junk food": Always choose healthier options when looking for snacks. Choose natural foods over processed, freshly cooked over packaged, boiled/ steamed/ grilled over fried, "light" over "cheesy/ creamy"

Eat cereals and starches in moderation: All rice, chapatti, bread and pasta options should be eaten in moderation. Starchy vegetables like potato and fleshy fruits also should be consumed in moderation.

Eat fresh fruits and vegetables: Fresh fruits and salad vegetables make great snacks and well as meal fillers. They provide vitamins and minerals as well as fibre.

Eat more fibre: Eat cereals like oats, whole grains, beans, and fruits and vegetables.

Eat enough protein: Protein in moderation should be consumed. Choose three different sources of natural proteins to be eaten every day.

Exercise: The most crucial part of controlling most metabolic and lifestyle disorders is a good exercise plan. This need not be fancy, time consuming, or intense. It just needs to be regular and beneficial. Even if you have arthritis, injuries, or any other aches and pains, exercises can be designed to overcome your problems. Do Not give up, look for solutions!!