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The Secret to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention is No Secret

by: Dave Perry

The Secret to Type 2 Diabetes Prevention is No Secret By Dave Perry Effective ways for pre-diabetics to reduce, even eliminate their risk of becoming Type 2 September 6, 2006, Chicago, Illinois - Based on American Diabetes Association (ADA) studies, 50% of those with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Pre-diabetes is a condition defined as having blood sugar levels higher than normal, but not in the diabetes range. Specifically, you’re considered pre-diabetic if your impaired fasting glucose (IFG) is elevated (100-125 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) indicates a raised level (140 – 199mg/dL), but both fall short of being fully diagnosed, Type 2 diabetes levels. If you want to prevent being diagnosed Type 2, and reduce your risk of incurring the related illnesses of blindness, kidney damage, erectile dysfunction and lower-limb amputation that accompany this insidious disease, do the obvious: · Lose Weight · Exercise Through diet and exercise, the ADA has found, a 5-10% loss of body weight will produce a 58% reduction in diabetes. Knowing what to do is easy. Knowing how to do it, as quickly and painlessly is the hard part. 1. Food Pyramid Diet After extensive study, the ADA has concluded that a healthy diet is the cornerstone of diabetic prevention. Following the advice of the American Heart Association and the USDA Pyramid, a healthy balanced diet should include: · Grain (6-11 servings), · Vegetables (3-5 servings) · Fruits (2-4 servings) · Milk (2-3 servings) · Meat (4-6 ounces) · Fats, Sweets, Alcohol occasionally) 2. ‘Roving’ Exercise Along with a healthy, balance diet, exercise is critical. According to a recently published study (National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, 2006), research leader Katja Borodulin notes the following results. “People who were obese were more likely to be diagnosed with…type 2 diabetes, but if they were physically active their risk was significantly lower. Study results showed that those who did exercise, only 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week lowered their odds of incurring full blown diabetes by 4.2 times. But what kind of exercise? Jon Leonard, author of the best-selling book Live Longer Now: The First 100 Years of Your Life, recommends ‘roving’ a combination of walking and jogging exercise that allows pre-diabetics to move at their own pace, without incurring physical damage (a free copy of this book, instantly downloadable, is available at The key, Leonard notes, is not overdoing it, creating conditions that threaten your health, rather than help it. Roving, according to Leonard, lets you get the full benefits of proper exercise, without overdoing it.” 3. Additional Help Scientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that supplementation, in addition to diet and exercise, can accelerate pre-diabetic weight loss. After an 8 week study, Georgetown researchers found that a combination of controlled diet, exercise and supplementation (with a chromemate-based supplement) resulted in 3 times the weight loss among patients, compared to diet and exercise alone. Additional supplementation benefits included lowered cholesterol (by 6.3%) and heightened serotonin levels. Lastly, scientists are finding that an unlikely source may help reduce the impact of diabetes – coffee. Based on an Archives of Internal Medicine study of 28,000 women over an 11 year period, coffee intake was found to the risk of Type diabetes. Dr. Emily Senay, medical correspondent for CBS states that it’s believed minerals and other chemicals found in coffee beans might have benefits on metabolism and blood sugar levels, while providing protection to the pancreas. Senay points out that more research is needed to determine the full effect of coffee on diabetes prevention. About Proven Results Health ( Proven Results Health is a leading provider of all natural, clinically-proven supplements for Diabetics, that promote healthy blood sugar levels and weight loss.

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