Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it’s not controlled, diabetes can cause serious health problems. The good news is that the small steps you take to prevent diabetes can lead to big rewards. Make a plan to prevent type 2 diabetes.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease. People with diabetes have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood. Over time, if it’s not controlled, diabetes can lead to:
To be healthy, your body needs to get enough vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Eating healthy means getting plenty of: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products
Seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans, peas, seeds, and nuts Eating healthy also means limiting:
Cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
Trans fats – Trans fats may be in foods like cakes, cookies, stick margarines, and fried foods.
Saturated fats – These fats come from animal products like ...