5 Tips to Stop Prediabetes

If your prediabetes quiz shows you are at risk, a few lifestyle changes to lose 5-7% of weight can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by 58% [1]. If you weigh 200 pounds, that's only 10-14 pounds!

Lose weight, get active, enjoy a heart healthy life

Five quick tips to lower your risk of prediabetes and diabetes:

  • Choose healthy foods- whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fish and lean meats. Drink water instead of soda, limit fried foods, switch to low-fat milk, and eat heart-healthy fats.

  • Reduce portion sizes

  • Get more active- 30 minutes of activity 5 days a week (walking counts!)

  • Get friends and family involved

  • Make a plan- set goals and take small steps to make them easier to reach [2]

Here are 50 more ways to prevent diabetes!

National Diabetes Education Program Video on Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

For more information, visit CDC Preventing Diabetes.

Lifestyle choices in nutrition and exercise are a major focus of Workplace Wellness Wednesday- setting the foundation for you to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Stay tuned to learn more what, why, and how of wellness and health!

Workplace Wellness Wednesday is an awareness bulletin to help you make healthy lifestyle choices. It is not a substitute for your healthcare provider.

References:

1. American Diabetes Association. Prevention. http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/advocacy-priorities/prevention/. Accessed March 22, 2017.

2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. It's Not Too Late to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-communication-programs/ndep/living-with-diabetes/older-adults/prevent-type2-diabetes/Pages/publicationdetail.aspx. Accessed March 22, 2017.

Image: American Heart Association. Prevention and Treatment for Pre-diabetes. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Diabetes/AboutDiabetes/Prevention-and-Treatment-for-Pre-diabetes_UCM_461557_Article.jsp#.WNIGkfnyvIU. Accessed March 22, 2017.

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