If you have close relatives who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your risk of developing this condition are increased by up to four times the normal factor. Type 2 diabetes does run in families, but this does not mean type 2 diabetes needs to be your fate as well. You can change things.
This means that you will need to keep careful track of the foods you eat, your activity levels and how often you have regular check ups with your health care provider.
There is often a question of how to lose weight when you find you have high blood sugar levels. The good news is, these days, most nutrition advice about eating to stay healthy and to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes is quite simple and straight forward.
Low carb or no-carb diets are no longer recommended as part of a lasting weight loss program… actually it is next to impossible to eat a diet with no carbohydrates. One of the reasons they are no longer recommended is due to the tendency of people following this style of eating rebounding harder and faster with weight problems once the diet has ended.
A slow, deliberate, and gradual change in your eating style is the best way to go to establish a healthy eating plan that will continue to be a way of life. Weight loss may take longer but it will last because it is a lifestyle change you can live with year after year.