This article was originally published and written by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE on January 29, 2017 for Healthline.com.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause the following:
blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions.
Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.
It's estimated that up to 70% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, progressing from prediabetes to diabetes isn't inevitable.
Although there are certain factors you can't change — such as your genes, age or past behaviors — there are many actions you can take to reduce the risk of diabetes.
Here are 13 ways to avoid getting Diabetes. Go to:
healthline.com/nutrition/pr... for the article.