If your blood sugar levels are higher than normal you may be at risk for developing diabetes. But how do you prevent it from increasing? You make need to make some simple changes to your diet.
According to the American Diabetes Association, “diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Having diabetes nearly doubles your chance of having a heart attack.”
The International Diabetes Federation explains there are three main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is “usually caused by an auto-immune reaction where the body’s defense system attacks the cells that produce insulin.” Type 2 diabetes is “characterized by insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency, either or both of which may be present at the time diabetes is diagnosed.” Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a form of diabetes that consists of high blood glucose levels during pregnancy.
Your chances for developing one of the three types of diabetes can be reduced by replacing unhealthy foods with healthy foods. For instance, eat foods that contain whole-wheat flower instead of white-wheat flower and avoid processed foods.
Continue reading for more diet changes you can make that may help reduce your risk for diabetes.