Learn About Diabetes
Find out if you have diabetes:
- A fasting blood sugar of less than 100 mg/dL (or 5.6 mmol/L) is considered normal.
- A fasting blood sugar between 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) is labeled as prediabetes, which is an early form of diabetes.
- If your fasting blood sugar reaches 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or higher, then this means that you probably have diabetes.
Here are 5 best ways to prevent diabetes:
- Try to achieve your normal weight.
- Don’t smoke. People who didn’t develop diabetes were non-smokers.
- Be physically active. People who exercised regularly were more likely to have normal blood sugars.
- Avoid or limit alcohol intake. The more a person drinks, the more they are prone to engage in other unhealthy habits like overeating, smoking and lack of exercise.
- Choose healthy foods.
Diet Tips for Diabetes Patiens:
- Limit your intake of sugary foods, salty foods and fatty foods.
- Limit intake of animal meat, sweet beverages like soda and iced tea, and junk foods.
- Try low-fat and lower calorie foods.
- Eat more healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fish.
- To maintain your blood sugar, try to consume the same kind and the same amount of food most of the time.