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Diabetes resources

If you suffer from or suspect someone has DIABETES, there are ample resources available from medical professionals

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 00:00 April 9, 2012
  • Gulf News

If you suffer from or suspect someone has DIABETES, there are ample resources available from medical professionals

Pre-diabetes

This describes a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Changes in your diet and level of physical activity can delay or even prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to Type 2 diabetes

Choose for health

Everyday, try to eat a variety of healthy foods from every food group — whole grain breads and cereals, fruits, vegetables, lean meat, poultry and fish, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products

Move each day

Add 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity to your daily routine. Get started by getting off the bus a few stops early, parking the car further away or taking the stairs instead of the elevator to add a few more steps to each trip. Also try walking, joining an exercise class or follow an exercise video or DVD.

Trim the fat

Stir-fry, broil or bake with non-stick spray or broth. Cook with less oil and butter. Compare food labels of similar foods and choose products with less fat, especially saturated and trans fat.

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