Prevention of Diabetes

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Besides insulin and medicines, eating a healthy diet helps you keep your blood glucose under control. It also helps to maintain your weight at a healthy level.


How to Prevent Diabetes

  • Have a proper diet

    Besides insulin and medicines, eating a healthy diet helps you keep your blood glucose under control. It also helps to maintain your weight at a healthy level. Use My Healthy Plate to guide you.

  • Engage in regular physical activity

    Regular physical activity is an important part of your diabetes control. It helps to prevent the onset of complications. Exercise also helps to control your weight and keeps your heart healthy. Consult your family doctor before starting any exercise programme.

  • Do not smoke

    Smoking worsens the narrowing of blood vessels already caused by diabetes. It reduces blood flow to many organs and leads to many serious complications.

  • Limit your alcohol intake

    Alcohol interferes with your meal plan and blood glucose control, especially if you are taking insulin or medicines for your diabetes.


Contributed By: Health Promotion Board (HPB)
Source: http://www.healthhub.sg/
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