Find out simple diabetes prevention and treatment tips.
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Simple Tips to Prevent and Treat Prediabetes Dr. Jim Sears: Now treatments -- pre-diabetes can be prevented, simply by losing some weight and it’s not a whole lot of weight you need to lose, just about 7% of your body weight. If you’re 200 pounds, just about 15 pounds, it’s not that hard to do and exercise. Dr. Drew Ordon: Well, Jim is mentioning the diet. One thing you need to add to the diet is broccoli. Broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane which has an enzyme that specifically has an effect on your blood vessels to help prevent those problems like you saw in that diabetic foot. Dr. Travis Stork: And broccoli, you know what, it comes from the ground and replacing processed foods that are loaded with simple carbs, with vegetables like broccoli. You’re going to go a long way to those blood sugar swings that lead to diabetes. And Cathy, we can’t applaud you enough because you’ve taken control, you’ve got the diagnosis of pre-diabetes, that means you’re on this path to type-2 diabetes. But, believe it or not, you can turn that path around and go back to a normal blood sugar range if you just keep doing what you’re doing and we’re going to wish you and everyone else out there suffering from pre-diabetes the best of success.
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