By Locke Ettinger
Aug 12, 2014
Weight, inactivity, and poor nutrition, especially sugary drinks and food, are contributing to diabetes, which increases your risk of multiple health-related issues:
So how do I know if you are on the road to becoming a diabetic? The first step is to get a checkup with your doctor to get a lab test that will determine your blood sugar and Hemoglobin A1C levels. These tests can help you know if you need to take aggressive prevention measures to prevent diabetes. If you are told that your blood sugar is even a "little high," that is a big deal.
To prevent diabetes, you should take the following steps:
Some people make the argument that it is more about genetics, which are out of a person's control. This argument is misleading, especially since new research shows that your lifestyle choices "turn on" the genes that influence disease. So, take action now! Diabetes is preventable if you commit to living a healthy life.