What Diabetes Affects Seemingly Health People – And What to Do About It
A common misconception is that diabetes primarily strikes individuals who eat poorly, fail to exercise, and are overweight. And while those are three major risk factors for developing diabetes, the fact remains that many otherwise healthy individuals are nonetheless diagnosed with the disease.
This unfortunate reality underscores the importance of always being aware of the symptoms of diabetes. Such symptoms may include rapid and unexplained weight loss, unquenchable thirst, and constant fatigue. Again, even if you eat properly and exercise, you may be at risk for diabetes, so if these symptoms apply, meet with a doctor immediately.
For those who have been diagnosed, one of the most important and immediate steps to take is to reduce carbohydrate intake. This can be somewhat complicated because fruits such as apples, oranges, and cherries which are otherwise good for you – have carbohydrates. So reduce your fruit (and bread) portions and minimize – if not eliminate – pasta from your diet.
While these changes seem stark, millions of healthy diabetics can attest that it’s by no means insurmountable.