Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult onset diabetes, and is striking people at younger and younger ages with rates skyrocketing globally. The good news is that it’s highly preventable.
- Keeping weight in check and being physically active can help prevent most cases of the disease.
- Choosing a diet rich in whole grains and healthy fats adds even more protection—skip the refined grains and sugary soda.
- Limiting red meat and avoiding processed meat — including bacon, hot dogs, and deli meats — can also help lower diabetes risk.
- Go for healthier protein sources instead, such as nuts, beans, poultry, and fish.
Here are five quick tips to help prevent diabetes: