Is it Possible to Prevent Diabetes?

Medistate Kavacık Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Assoc. Dr. Başak Karbek Bayraktar outlined measures to be taken for type 2 diabetes.

  • Appropriate body weight should be targeted and this weight should be prevented.
  • Have an adequate and balanced diet; at least 5 days (five) servings of vegetables and fruit should be consumed.
  • 25-30% of daily energy should be provided from oils, the ratio of saturated fatty acids from the energy must be below 10%.
  • Simple carbohydrates such as sugar daily energy ≤ 10% should not be exceeded, legumes and whole grain products should be prefered rather than simple carbohydrates.
  • The daily amount of salt should not be exceeded 5 grams.
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
HG

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