Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Two keys to success:

  • Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week.
  • Eat a variety of foods that are low in fat and reduce the number of calories you eat per day.

Simply making small changes to your eating habits can help you lose weight. For example, saying “no” to sugary soda and fruit juice could cut 100 to 200 calories from your daily diet—enough to add up to a significant weight loss over a year.

Just a 7 percent reduction in weight, combined with 30 minutes of exercise five days a week, could lower the risk of developing diabetes by about 58 percent. For example, someone who weighs 200 pounds, a 7 percent reduction in weight would be 14 pounds.

Are you at risk for diabetes or pre-diabetes?

Complete our interactive questionnaire to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You will be asked a few quick questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. It will only takes a few seconds and this quiz could save your life. Take the quiz now!

About Bingham Memorial’s Angelo Capricchione, MD

If you or a loved one are concerned you might be presenting symptoms related to diabetes, Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Endocrinologist, Dr. Angelo Capricchione, is board certified and specializes in diabetes care. Dr. Capricchione’s office is located inside the Bingham Memorial Medical Plaza. To be tested for diabetes, please schedule an appointment with him by calling 785-3865.