Monday, October 17, 2011

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Question:  I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes.  Could you tell me what questions I should be asking my doctor in order for me to be successful in the prevention of type 2 diabetes?

Answer:  I would ask your doctor if he/she thinks you should be taking any medications to prevent blood sugars and when you should return for another checkup.  Regular exercise, losing weight if you are overweight, and healthy eating can reduce your risk of developing diabetes by up to 58%.  Check to see if your doctor can refer you to a certified diabetes educator and/or registered dietitian for help in making lifestyle changes.

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