Millions of adults in America have type 2 diabetes. Do you know someone who fits into that category? Are you interested in learning about how to prevent type 2 diabetes so that it doesn’t become an unwelcome part of your life? The hard truth is that there is no miracle pill or fad diet that can protect you from diabetes. It might seem discouraging if you were hopeful that you could just buy a vitamin and swallow one each day to keep type 2 diabetes away from you, only to learn that there’s no such quick fix. The good news is that there are a few simple, tried and true methods which you can use to keep type 2 diabetes out of your life.

First and foremost, you can help your body to be as healthy as possible by eating wholesome and healthy foods. Do your best to make wise eating choices when it is time to eat. Choose foods which fuel your body and are filled with nutrients. Choose lean meats over fatty cuts. Eat whole grains and foods made with them. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables each day for vitamins, minerals and fiber as well. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Do not take part in any crash diet which is supposed to help you lose weight but may not be healthy or sustainable in the long term. Above all, do not begin any new diet regimen without asking your doctor’s advice first. They might tell you that you do not need a vitamin or mineral supplement that a friend has recommended. They might tell you that a certain eating plan which eliminates one food group or another, because it may deprive you of necessary vitamins or minerals. Ask your doctor for guidance.

You should also ask your doctor’s opinion before beginning an exercise routine, which is the second thing that you can do to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Many people groan and are reluctant to participate in exercise, but the truth is that it does not have to be as boring as most people think it is. If you think that going to a gym is a horrible idea because it is out of your budget, and walking on a treadmill makes you feel like a hamster in a wheel, the good news is that you don’t have to join a gym or walk on a treadmill if you don’t want to. You can choose a form of exercise that you enjoy, and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny either.

You can walk in the fresh air around your neighborhood. If you have a dog, they can benefit from the neighborhood walks as well. You can ride your bicycle if you don’t like walking. You can turn on your radio and dance your heart out to music that makes you move. You can even do yard work. Did you know that mowing, edging, trimming and raking your lawn to keep it in top shape also helps keep you in good condition as well? It’s true. The important thing is that you find an activity or two that you enjoy, and that you do them a few times per week.

Are you ready to speak with your doctor about how to prevent type 2 diabetes? Are you ready for nutrition and exercise suggestions which can be safely applied to you and your life? Call the doctor for your appointment today.