Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful.
Studies show that people at high risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their weight, if they are overweight—that's 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. Two keys to success:
- Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week.
- Eat a variety of foods that are low in fat and reduce the number of calories you eat per day.
In other words, you don't have to knock yourself out to prevent diabetes. When you take steps to prevent diabetes, you will also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems.
Make your game plan today.
Among online resources for diabetes prevention, we recommend one published by the National Diabetes Education Program. It includes a workbook for goal-setting, logging your meals and physical activity, counting fat and calories, and tracking your progress. | Continue to this resource now
OUHSC employees can enroll in PreventT2, a lifestyle intensive program offered on campus as a wellness incentive beginning in January 2017. | Get details on PreventT2
Source: National Diabetes Education Program