Parenting Advice For Preventing Teenage Diabetes

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Teenage diabetes is becoming a health issue worldwide. Every year on November 14, World Diabetes Day is observed to highlight the problems of the chronic condition. Teenagers frequently make poor dietary decisions because they choose tasty and convenient foods over nutritious ones. On this World Diabetes Day, encourage your teen to adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

 

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Include mindful eating in their routine

 

Being aware of the current moment and your body’s hunger cues are key components of mindful eating. It entails eating more slowly, savoring each bite, and stopping when you’re full rather than stuffed. In addition, regular family meals where everyone sits down together turn off technology, and focuses on enjoying each other’s company are one method.

 

Assist them in serving the proper portions

 

Both at home and in restaurants, portion sizes have dramatically increased over time. As a result, many of us are unaware of what constitutes a “normal” portion size. Teenagers who have a positive, significant family history of diabetes. Additionally, they must take extra precautions to ward off the disease may find this to be particularly challenging.

 

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Teach them to make healthy food decisions

 

Many teenagers believe that giving up all of their favorite meals to eat healthfully. But it’s not necessary to be that way! Without compromising flavor, there are many methods to make harmful meals healthier.

 

Advice for regular exercise

 

A half-hour walk or low-intensity exercise combined with a low-fat diet can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 58%. Try to assist your teen in identifying their favorite outdoor sports. Alternatively, invite them to accompany you on a stroll.

 

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Live stress-free 

 

Although stress does not directly cause diabetes, it is frequently associated with type 2 Diabetes. Furthermore, constant stress might worsen diabetes complications if you or your child already have the disease. Make time for enjoyable exercises and aid them in developing mindfulness. It will help your to prevent teenage diabetes.