You can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too this holiday season, even if you have type 2 diabetes. That's music to the ears of more than 25 million Americans with diabetes and the 79 million estimated of having pre-diabetes. Finding out you are at risk for developing diabetes is not the time to give up or run scared, it's time to make some simple switches in your diet and lifestyle. These changes will help you feel better too! This is a topic near to my heart--my best selling book is TELL ME WHAT TO EAT IF I HAVE DIABETES.
The National Institute for Health did a study comparing methods of preventing diabetes in a high risk group of Americans. It found that a program including lifestyle changes (nutrition, exercise and a small amount of weight loss) was twice as powerful. This group experienced nearly a 60% reduction in the start of diabetes, compared with a treatment program relying on medication, which reduced diabetes by only 30%.
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