Prevent Diabetes with Daily Food Box

How to prevent diabetes naturally

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. The proportion of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing in most countries. Uncontrolled cases can cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.

According to World Health Organization:

  • The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to approximately 463 million adults (20-79 years) in 2019, which is estimated to be 1 in 11 of the world’s adult population.
  • 46% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. By 2045 this will rise to 700 million.  
  • In 2016, an estimated 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes. WHO estimates that diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2016.

Prevention is very important for type 2 diabetes. It’s especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk of diabetes, such as if you have a family history of the disease, you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or you’re overweight.
Diabetes prevention is as basic as eating more healthfully, becoming more physically active and losing a few extra kilograms. 

Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle now may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes in the future, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage.

8 ways to avoid getting diabetes

  1. minimize consumption of sugar and refined carbs from your diet,
  2. get more physical activity,
  3. lose weight if you are overweight,
  4. drink more water and make it your primary beverage,
  5. get plenty of fiber,
  6. consume more whole grains,
  7. follow a very-low-carb diet,
  8. quit smoking.

Daily Food Box is developing diet with nutritionist to support health and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Get more support in our Daily Food Box App from fitness specialists, nutritionists and community.