“Children are the future of the world, let’s start with the children.”
Children’s Diabetes Prevention
It is not currently possible to prevent type 1 diabetes, but a child can take steps to reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
Maintaining a healthy weight: Overweight children are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as they are more likely to have insulin resistance.
Staying active: Keeping physically active reduces insulin resistance and also helps manage blood pressure.
Limiting sugary food and drinks: Consuming lots of foods that are high in sugar can lead to weight gain. Eating a balanced, nutrient-rich diet, with plenty of vitamins, fiber and lean proteins, will lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.