March 2005, the results of the Programme for the prevention of diabetes have been released by the American Diabetes Association. This study was conducted at 25 medical centers nationwide and thousands of potential monitoring diabetics who have had diabetes diet fat loss and exercise. Everyone in the study group are pre-diabetic, ie, all had high levels of sugar in the blood were higher than normal but not in the diabetic range. Half of people diagnosed with pre-diabetes will eventually become type 2 diabetics, if not treated.
There were two groups of people in this study. Half of the participants were given dietary recommendations to follow. The other half were fed the same diet but were asked to exercise 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes a day. The results of this study were unexpected. The pre-diabetics who exercise together following the diabetic diet reduced by 58% their risk of developing diabetes. The reason was simple, but has lost weight because of these changes in lifestyle. The researchers found that physical activity and weight loss was the direct effect of lower levels of blood sugar to normal, that nobody thought was possible.
It is believed that the weight loss for people with pre-diabetes to help prevent the onset of diabetes, but also helps to reverse damage to cells that produce insulin due to obesity. Depending on how much weight it was found that the loss of 5% to 7% of body weight can make a difference.
The key to this diet is to eat healthy foods that do not help pre-diabetics to lose weight but also keep the weight. The American Diabetes Association recommends a daily diet that consists of the following.
* Grains – 6-11 servings per day (bread, cereal, rice, pasta)
* Vegetables – Fruits 3-5 servings per day
* – 2-4 servings per liter of milk
* Meat – 4-6 ounces per day (meat, eggs, fish, beans, nuts and peanut butter)
* Avoid Fats, Sweets, Alcohol