How type-2 diabetes can be reversed in young people without medication

Source: The post is based on the articleHow type-2 diabetes can be reversed in young people without medicationpublished in Indian Express on 14th November 2022.

What is the News?

According to several studies, Type 2 diabetes can be reversed without medication by restricting calories (less than 800 kcals).

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

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What are the measures that should be taken to prevent diabetes?

Use less oil and take healthy food: There is a need to use less oil in cooking – it should be restricted to less than half a kg per person per month and eliminate trans fats like vanaspati and avoid reheating oils or food. 

– On the other hand, there is a need to encourage locally-grown healthy fruits and vegetables, local millets, herbs and nuts grown in the country.

Exercise regularly: Break ones sitting posture every 30 minutes. Experts agree that short spells of five minutes of a brisk walk could make a person live longer by four years. 

– Ten thousand steps is what is recommended but current data says to do at least 6,000 to 8,000 steps. Indians have less muscle mass. Classical Surya namaskar and sit-ups can also help build muscle mass.

Avoid stress and Meditate: Stress has a huge impact on health. Meditation, mindfulness and chanting of mantras, including the Gayatri Mantra, can go a long way in reducing stress, and anxiety and promoting good quality sleep.

Take Proper Sleep: Sleeping on time for at least seven hours is important for our biological clock.

Digital detoxification: It’s mandatory to do an hour of digital detoxification – stay away from mobile phones, computers or television screens and engage in music or hobbies.

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