You can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is an illness that can frequently be prevented. One theory that aims to explain how type 2 diabetes develops is referred to as the two-hit hypothesis. Basically, this theory is based upon most patients with type 2 diabetes having both a genetic predisposition (the first hit) and environmental factors (the second hit) that
lead to the development of the disease. There is not much you can do about your genetics, but the good news is that there are significant measures you can take to prevent progression to full-blown diabetes. Several risk factors for type 2 diabetes — and what you can do to help control them — follow.