While Type 1 is not preventable, Type 2 diabetes can be. Diet and excercise are important. The following links to the Center for Disease Control website have important information about diabetes and prevention.
"An estimated 79 million Americans over age 20 have prediabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they usually have “prediabetes”—that means their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be called diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years and they are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke" (National Diabetes Education Program - http://www.ndep.nih.gov/am-i-at-risk/DiabetesIsPreventable.aspx)
Food can make a big difference with diabetes management. Learn more about healthier food options, labeling, and nutrition below.
Nutrition Facts Label Programs & Materials Food Label Helps Consumers Make Healthier Choices[ARCHIVED] Nutrition Basics Help Fight Child Obesity Spot the Block: Get Your Food Facts First[ARCHIVED] Survey Shows Gains in Food-Label Use, Health/Diet Awareness[ARCHIVED] Helping Consumers Reduce Sodium Intake
Lifestyle is important in diabetes management. This box includes information about being active and healthy, as well as several initiatives and campaigns from across the government.
Eat for a Healthy Heart Food Safety for People with Diabetes Sodium Reduction
- What I Need to Know About Diabetes and Eating
- Exercise and Physical Activity
Health Tip: Diabetes Isn't a Ticket to Inactivity
- Benefits of Excercising for Prevention and Treating Diabetes
The Dangers of Smoking
- HHS Million Hearts Campaign
Let's Move Campaign
Healthy People 20/20
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Healthy People 2020 initiative, aims to increase the health of Americans. These links provide specific information on topics that affect people with diabetes.