Diabetes Prevention Program

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The research of The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) against 3,234 price people with high risk of diabetes shows that people can delay or possibly prevent diabetes by how to lose weight (5 – 7% of total body weight) through sports for 30 minutes 5 days a week, and the consumption of healthy food and drink. Every person aged 45 years and over should perform the examination of diabetes, especially in people with excess weight (overweight). If you are younger than 45 years, but having excess body weight and have one or more additional risk factors (see below), you should immediately do the examination. Diabetes Risk Factors Having excess body weight or obese. Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes. The descendants of African-Americans, American Indians, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or Latin America. Have a history of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 4.5 kilograms. Have high blood pressure (140/90 or higher). Having high levels in blood with kolestrol HDL 35 or lower, or triglyceride levels 250 or higher. Rarely exercise – exercise less than 3 times in a week.

People with blood glucose levels exceed normal thresholds, but not speeding diabetes criteria-called prediabetes. Depending on the test used, doctors usually call this condition impaired fasting glucose with (‘ fastingimpaired glucose [IFG]) or impaired glucose tolerance (impaired glucose tolerance [IGT]). Insulin resistance and prediabetes usually shows no symptoms. You may experience the above conditions for several years without any complaints.


If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk of experiencing diabetes type 2. Research shows that most people with prediabetes develop into type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they lose weight through changes in diet and exercise. People with prediabetes are at high risk also suffered heart disease.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)