Overview

Changes in Diet and Lifestyle Can Make a Difference

Causes of type 2 diabetes include:
•being overweight or obese, especially having excess fat around your waist
an unhealthy diet, including the following foods:
ο refined grains (white rice, white bread, most noodles and dumpling skins)
ο unhealthy fats and oils (saturated or trans fats, hydrogenated oils)
ο red meat (beef, pork, mutton, and lamb) and processed meat (ham, bacon, sausage, and deli meats)
ο sugar (sugar sweetened beverages, juice, processed snack foods and sweets)
age and ethnicity
 
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