Nobody knows precisely how diabetes happens. The following list below was taken from several sources, but they appear to be
some of the most common reasons for getting the disease.
Obesity, usually carried for a long time. According to
the ADA where you carry your weight may also have an impact. Of all of the factors in triggering this disease, obesity is
A woman who has had a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds at birth.
History of diabetes
in the family; it can skip some generations.
Limited or minimal physical activity.
Hispanic, African or Pacific Islander ethnicity are at increased risk.
According to The
Diabetes Carbohydrate and Calorie Counter, by Annette B. Natow, Ph.D., R.D., and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R. D., the best diet
to help manage and/or prevent diabetes is
a healthy diet, low in saturated and total fats, moderate in protein, low in
sweets and high in starches and fiber, yet some people cannot tolerate excessive starch. Only a registered dietitian knows
what your needs will really be. But diet is a major key to prevention and management.
and maintaining a good exercise program with your doctor's assistance is a good way to help keep diabetes at bay/managed.
According to the University of California, San Diego, exercise improves the ability of the muscles to respond to insulin,
and this causes the muscles to take up more sugar, in addition to strengthening the heart and tissues. Contact your doctor
before starting an exercise program.
Some diabetics treat their diabetes with diet alone.
Many use medications or others use insulin. It's very important to keep to your medication schedule and take it on time and
as directed. Glucose testing for medication and insulin users is an absolute must. Check your glucose on time and as needed.