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Prevention of Diabetes

Janey WillisHello, I am Janey Willis, ISN Guide to Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and Type 2 Diabetes is caused by risk factors such as lifestyle, ethnicity, age, and pregnancy. The majority of diabetics have Type 2. See Disclaimer.

Overview
Type 1
Alternative Therapies
Diabetes and Hormones
Lifestyle Changes for Type 2 Diabetes

Overview of Diabetes Prevention

Research of Diabetes KaleidoscopeResearch is underway for possible ways to prevent Type 1 Diabetes. Preventing Type 2 Diabetes involves lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a healthy diet. (Also see Autoimmune Diseases and Overview of Diabetes)

Type 1 Diabetes Antibodies

Antibodies in patients with rare disorder may have role preventing type 1 diabetes. People with a rare autoimmune disorder, autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APECED), produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study suggests these antibodies could limit immune-related diseases and may have therapeutic potential. Science Daily, 07/14/2015.

Alternative Therapies for Prevention

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked More Closely to Diabetes than Obesity. Vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 02/23/2015. (Also see Vitamin D)

Diabetes and Hormones

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women with type 1 diabetes mellitus. There is a lack of evidence around the use of HRT in women with type 1 diabetes and more studies are required in the area to examine the impact of HRT on glycaemic control and cardiovascular outcomes. Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group.

Lifestyle Changes for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes Calls for Lifestyle Changes, Medication. Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are more common than ever; however, lifestyle changes and medication can help decrease your risk. The Cleveland Clinic.

Is red wine GOOD for diabetics? Researchers have found an antioxidant, known as resveratrol, in red wine reduces artery stiffness in type 2 diabetics, which is a known cause of heart–related illness. Mail Online, 05/05/2017.

Diabetes and Your Diet: The Low–Carb Debate. The only thing that really seemed to help people with diabetes was weight loss – and for weight loss, there is no magic diet. New York Times, 09/15/2016.

A Few More Vegetables and a Little Less Meat May Reduce Diabetes Risk. New research shows that eating a few extra servings of healthy plant–based foods each day and slightly reducing animal–based foods like meat and dairy products can significantly lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes. New York Times, 06/16/2016.

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