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Prevention of Diabetes

Janey WillisHello, I am Janey Willis, ISN Guide to Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and Type 2 Diabetes is caused by risk factors such as lifestyle, ethnicity, age, and pregnancy. The majority of diabetics have Type 2. See Disclaimer.

Type 1
Alternative Therapies
Diabetes and Hormones
Lifestyle Changes for Type 2 Diabetes

Overview of Diabetes Prevention

Research of Diabetes KaleidoscopeResearch is underway for possible ways to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Preventing Type 2 Diabetes involves lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a healthy diet. (Also see Autoimmune Diseases and Overview of Diabetes)

Type 1 Diabetes Antibodies

Antibodies in patients with rare disorder may have role preventing type 1 diabetes. People with a rare autoimmune disorder, autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APECED), produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study suggests these antibodies could limit immune-related diseases and may have therapeutic potential. Science Daily.

Alternative Therapies for Prevention

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes than Obesity. Vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (Also see Vitamin D)

Diabetes and Hormones

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. There is a lack of evidence around the use of HRT in women with type 1 diabetes and more studies are required in the area to examine the impact of HRT on glycaemic control and cardiovascular outcomes. Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group.

Lifestyle Changes for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes Calls for Lifestyle Changes, Medication. Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are more common than ever; however, lifestyle changes and medication can help decrease your risk. The Cleveland Clinic.

Eating breakfast before 8:30am can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study finds. Eating breakfast before 8:30 in the morning can lower your insulin resistance, reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study found. Mail Online, 03/18/2021.

New diabetes guidelines lower screening age to 35 for some adults. Screening for Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes should start at age 35 for people who are considered overweight, instead of the currently recommended age 40. NBC Health News, 03/16/2021.

The More Processed Foods You Eat, the Higher Your Diabetes Risk. Ultraprocessed foods were tied to a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. New York Times, 12/18/2019.

Breastfeeding tied to lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure. Women who breastfeed may be less likely to develop diabetes and high blood pressure, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 10/21/2019.

How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems. A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Time Healthland, 08/15/2018.

Slightly elevated blood sugar tied to heart and kidney problems. People who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 03/16/2018.

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