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How to prevent and manage diabetes

Studies show that modest weight loss can lower the risk of getting diabetes, and it can help minimize side effects in those who have the disease.

In one study, diet and exercise resulted in a 5 to 7 percent weight loss – seven to 10 pounds for a 150-pound woman – and lowered the incidence of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent, according to Prevention magazine.

Prevention offers a series of tools and resources to help people prevent and manage diabetes.

Among them are:

  • A diabetes diet.
  • A tracker for weight loss, blood sugar, and food.
  • Calorie cutting tips.
  • A meal-balancing tool.
  • The opportunity to send questions to a dietitian.
  • A diabetes forum.
  • Information about diabetes and treatment options.
  • Videos on new diabetes tests, diabetes drug options, diabetes food cures, diabetes risk, and weight control.
Copyright 2008, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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