What Prevention Methods Are Being Researched?
Turning Type 1 into Type None
While there’s no current method to prevent type 1 diabetes, there are some ways that you can live well with this disease. Knowing what you can do in terms of nutrition will be the biggest help for managing diabetes. With your diet, you want to be sure to monitor your carbohydrates, which include fruits, dairy products, cakes/cookies, etc. Although fruit and dairy products are typically seen as healthy, the carbohydrates are difficult to metabolize for someone with diabetes. You should make your goal to have 30 grams of carbohydrates per meal. Pay close attention to the food labels. You should also only eat about 15 carbohydrates when you have snacks throughout the day.
- What Are Diabetic Socks and How Can They Help?
If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may wonder, “Do I need diabetic socks?” First, let's take a look at what they actually do — and don't do.
- Everything You Need to Know About Type 1 Diabetes
What is type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
- The Top Five Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes depends on a mix or combination of factors. Learn about the top five type 2 diabetes risk factors here.
- Why Diabetics Need to Practice Proper Skin Care
Your skin is your largest organ and needs care and monitoring to protect against damage from diabetes. Learn more about diabetic skin care here.