Nearly thirty million American adults and children have diabetes. In addition, another 86 million have prediabetes (a form of insulin resistance) and by the year 2020 it?s estimated that 77% of men and 53% of women in the US will have diabetes or prediabetes. With the disease growing at epidemic proportions, you may be wondering whether you?re at risk.
American Diabetes MonthYour nutrition and lifestyle choices are a major factor in your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. When you?re aware of what behaviors can increase your risk, you can start to make small, simple changes to lower your chances of being diagnosed with this debilitating disease. And even if you?ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you can still decrease your risk of developing complications associated with this disease by avoiding these three main lifestyle and dietary bad habits.
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