Diabetes prevention: Type 1 and 2 diabetes


Although type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, a healthy lifestyle contributes to the management of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes:

Maintain a healthy diet.

Increase physical activity.

Reducing excess weight.

Some medications may be used such as oral diabetes medications such as metformin (Metformin): Metformin and rosiglitazone can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is still very important.

Prevention of types of diabetes

The types of diabetes are as follows:

1- Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas for an unknown and as yet unknown reason. This destruction process is rapid in children and can last from weeks to years, while it can last for years in adults.

Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, but it usually occurs in childhood or adolescence.

Many people who develop type 1 diabetes at an older age are misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

2- Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed, most likely due to genetic causes supported by external factors, but the process is very slow and can last for decades.

People who are at a healthy weight and in good physical shape are less likely to develop diabetes, even if they produce little insulin.

As for people who suffer from obesity and inactivity, they are more likely to develop insulin resistance and are more likely to develop diabetes.


Also, learn here about how to prevent high blood pressure.

Diabetes can develop at any age, and statistics indicate that the number of people with type 2 diabetes worldwide has increased significantly in recent decades, reaching about 150 million people, and is expected to reach 330 million people by 2025.


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