Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:45:00 GMT | By mDhil
Ways to prevent diabetes

Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be prevented. Whether you fall in the high-risk category for diabetes, or are simply concerned for your health, do read the top 10 ways in which you avoid getting this disease

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According to the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education and Training in Diabetes, diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the world. This disease is of special relevance in India, as Indians tend to develop diabetes at an earlier age and at lower levels of obesity.

There are five simple ways to identify those who’re in the high-risk category for diabetes:

1. Those above the age of 40

2. Those with a positive family history of diabetes

3. People with increased abdominal fatness. If the waist circumference of a male is over 90cms (35.4 in) and female is over 85cms (33.4in), he or she is at increased risk of developing diabetes.

4. Those considered at a pre-diabetes stage (Impaired fasting glucose >=110mg/dl, impaired glucose tolerance 140-199mg/dl)

5. Those leading a sedentary lifestyle

If any of the above five criteria are applicable to you, you should start making changes to your lifestyle immediately, in order to prevent getting diabetes.

Click on, for the top 10 things you can do to keep this disease at bay.