Prevention of Diabetes

Thereís no pill, supplement, or vaccination to prevent diabetes. The best prevention for Type 2 Diabetes is a healthy lifestyle with diet, weight control, and exercise. However, there is no known prevention for Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes).

Type 2 Diabetes can be somewhat prevented with lifestyle changes. Usually this means losing weight and healthy exercise. A person who is at risk of Type 2 Diabetes (e.g. a parent had Type 2 diabetes), or who has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, can often prevent or greatly delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes with these basic life changes. However, it is important to understand that this hasnít really prevented diabetes completely; the disease may still be there, but is dormant due to good lifestyle choices.

Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. Lifestyle issues such as diet, weight and exercise have little to do with the cause of Type 1 diabetes and are not an effective prevention. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease and the triggers are not fully understood.

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