The number of people with pre-diabetes in the U.S. is now thought to be 79 million, with many women suffering from this condition because it is closely linked with PCOS. That’s a very sizable proportion of the American population who risk developing type 2 diabetes if they neglect their current condition.
Luckily, you can increase your chances of avoiding the slide into this even more serious form of diabetes and improve your management of PCOS at the same time by relatively small changes in lifestyle. Pre-diabetes is reversible and it doesn’t require you to completely overhaul your diet or run a marathon.
There’s no single perfect diet to stave of type 2 diabetes. But eating healthy food can help prevent high blood sugar. That means switching to healthy fats like those found in olive and canola oil, fish and walnuts, Plus you should eat lean animal protein such as skinless chicken, while skipping refined carbohydrates like white bread, cornflakes and white rice.
Tomorrow we’ll have some more tips for avoiding type 2 diabetes, which is irreversible in the majority of cases and often requires daily injections of insulin.
The type 2 viarety is a severely increased risk for blindness, kidney disease and the need for amputation.