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 Departments 

Diabetes Prevention Information

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Thank you for your interest in Diabetes, diagnosis and treatment.
There are several nice websites that can help you get started with your reading.


Diabetes Prevention:


Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Studies show that people at high risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight. You can do it by eating healthier and getting 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week. In other words: you don't have to knock yourself out to prevent diabetes. The key is: small steps that lead to big rewards. Learn more about your risk for developing type 2 diabetes and the small steps you can take to delay or prevent the disease and live a long, healthy life.

 

 

INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: ( very good website)

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/


Information from the American Diabetes Association:
http://www.diabetes.org/about-diabetes.jsp


Diabetes in Pregnancy:

http://www.diabetes.org/gestational-diabetes.jsp


Diabetes & Youth:

http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/youth/youth.htm



A fine informational brochure:
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/pubs/GP_AmIatRisk.pdf


More dietary and exercise tips:
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/pubs/50Ways_tips.pdf


Further tips for the older group:
http://www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/pubs/nottoolate_tips.pdf


This site from the Joslin Clinic offers on-line courses for the diabetic patient or caregiver.

http://onlineclasses.joslin.org/