12 Ways to Avoid Diabetes

Diabetes is preventable by following a few simple habits. (Image: NapInterrupted via Compfight cc)
Diabetes is preventable by following a few simple habits. (Image: NapInterrupted via Compfight cc)

These are just some of the good-for-you habits that can reverse pre-diabetes, ensuring you never get the real thing.

  1. Nudge the scales: Shedding even 10 pounds significantly slashes your risk.
  2. Right appetizer: Eating greens with a vinaigrette before a starchy entrée may help control your blood sugar levels.
  3. Walk: Walk as much as you can every day. You’ll be healthier—even if you don’t lose any weight.
  4. Be a cereal connoisseur: Selecting a higher whole grain cereal can help you slim down, and steady blood sugar.
  5. Indulge your coffee cravings: If you’re a coffee fan, keep on sipping. Coffee may keep diabetes at bay.
  6. Ditch the drive-thru: If you’re a regular “fast fooder”, your diabetes risk skyrockets.
  7. Go veggie more often: Consider red meat a treat—not something to eat daily.
  8. Spice up: Cinnamon may help rein in high blood sugar.
  9. Unwind: Chronic stress can send blood sugar levels soaring.
  10. Rest: There’s a sleep sweet spot when it comes to preventing diabetes.
  11. Keep good company: People who live alone are more likely to smoke, consume alcohol, and have an unhealthy diet. If you live solo, take care of yourself.
  12. Have a blood test: Many diabetes symptoms are silent.

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