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18714950 tn?1467221160

What should i focus on to prevent it?

What exactly is it that i should focus on? I know staying active is very important but as far as food? sweets of course is a big thing but i herd of so many foods you shouldn't eat. I'm not sure what's ok and what's not any more? should i focus on carbs? or just calories? or fat?
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Have you been diagnosed?  
what are your BG numbers like fasting?  1 hour after eating?
what do you eat?
Activity is VERY important.

My grandmother knew that bread made you fat... then in the 70s the FDA decided that fat was bad and carbs were good... Now we have a obesity epidemic.  
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18714950 tn?1467221160
I do not have diabetes yet but my blood readings showed high so I am now attending a pre diabetes program once a week. We have not covered the food subject yet but i know that is my biggest problem so I would really like to find out what foods to stay away from other than sweets.
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231441 tn?1333896366
Hello,

diabetes is a problem with metabolism of carbohydrates.  Therefore the foods that you need to restrict are carbohydrates.

The carbs which should be restricted are sugars, sweetened foods, foods made from grains (bread, pasta, noodles, rice, corn), sweet fruits, starchy carbs such potato.

Vegetables are healthy and should be eaten abundantly, aside from the starchy ones.  Salad vegetables also ok.

Protein has minimal effect on blood sugar, and good quality proteins should be eaten.  Fats don't impact blood sugar.  Healthy fats should be eaten to make up energy requirements.  These will include unprocessed oils (olive, coconut, nut oils, avocado) and animal fats; butter, cream, lard, fish oils.  Avoid transfats, manmade fats such as margarine and heavily processed oils such as vegetable oils.  

Most of your food should be unprocessed or minimally processed.  Avoid foods with many ingredients, particularly with additives and chemicals.

Hope this helps.
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