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Hello! I am an 18 year old. My mother has been suffering from diabetes (sugar) for d past 10-15 years. I fear I might get it too. Is it possible to prevent it from occurring forever?

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Hello!
I am an 18 year old. My mother has been suffering ...
Even if you are at risk of diabetes, it is not necessary that you may get it. This depends on the type of diabetes that your mother has. Type 1 diabetes is insulin dependent and is seen from birth. Type 2 diabetes in not insulin dependent. Rather it is due to insulin resistance. This diabetes can be prevented by following life style modifications - adopt a healthy lifestyle with balanced diet - keep a strict check on weight - exercise daily - avoid heavy meals at any time of the day, rather divide your daily intake of calories by consulting a dietician accordingly - have a relaxing sleep at night - de stress yourself by relaxation exercises like yoga and meditation'- avoid smoking and alcohol.
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I am an 18 year old. My mother has been suffering ...
Congratulations for your awareness. You can prevent diabetes by healthy lifestyle. Diabetes is genetically transferred but the trigger is wrong lifestyle. Though you are genetically vulnerable for it if you maintain healthy lifestyle there is zero percent risk. Healthy lifestyle means minimum intake of sweets and aerated drinks. Eat fruits and dryfruits exercise regularly for minimum 15 minutes. Manage your psychological stress by scientific meditation enjoy your life by taking care of these three habits
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Hello!
I am an 18 year old. My mother has been suffering ...
What about your father about diabetes. Diabetes one way has a tendency of running in families among many other causes. We as indians probably by genes have the tendency - the remedy is not in our hands. But most commonly the common form of diabetes ie. Type 2 occurs more commonly due to what is known as insulin resistance this is based on sedentery life style, lack of exercise, junk food, over eating of sweets, obesity and stress. Hence you must know what is healthy life style and adopt it on daily basis. - about diet, exercise, rest relaxation etc. You must check your blood fasting and 1 and 1/2 hours after meals once in 6 months or an year. By any chance your blood sugar level in morning after 8 hours of fasting previous night is between 100 - 125 mg% you may be in impaired fasting glucose. Pp sugar ie. 2 hours after 75 grams of glucose after 8 hours of overnight fasting is 140 mg% to 199mg%, you are in impaired glucose tolerance. Both are prediabetic states. When you have a chance to prevent diabetes or atleast postpone it. For which you have to have ideal body weight, at least 30 minutes of exercise and proper diet control ie no uncontrolled free sugars, junk food, heavy intake oils etc. More of leafy vegetables regular annual check up of hba1c should remain at 6.5. Any parameter going up heralds actual diabetes.
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