8 Important Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight Improves Your Chances

According to the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), losing excess body weight will help improve your body’s ability in processing insulin and glucose. Studies have found that overweight people who have lost weight were able to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.

 

Race Can Dictate Your Risk

It has statistically been stated that American Indians, Alaska Natives, Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians are more likely to develop this disease compared to other races. In fact, it has been known that these races are twice likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites.

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