Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

May 6, 2021 Diabetes Care

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to urinate a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves. It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups. It’s caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

12.3 million people in the UK are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Around three in five cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active.

Ways to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

  • Cut sugar and refined carbs from your diet.
  • Work out regularly.
  • Drink water as your primary beverage.
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Follow a very-low-carb diet.
  • Watch portion sizes.
  • Avoid sedentary behaviours.
  • Eat a high-fibre diet
  • Optimise vitamin D levels
  • Minimise your intake of processed foods
  • Drink coffee or tea

How can Cavendish Homecare Help?

Diabetes can be a difficult condition to manage not least because it usually involves some necessary and significant lifestyle adjustments. These changes may affect not only the patient but also their family and their loved ones. At Cavendish Homecare we can support patients who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or those with chronic Type I or Type II diabetes. Our specialist diabetic nurses provide advice about the management of the condition and how best to deal with both the short and long-term effects of diabetes.

If you would like to enquire about our Diabetes Care, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at