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Healthy eating is an important part of managing all types of diabetes.

The International DIabetes Federation’s (IDF) framework for 2015 calls on national governments to implement policies to reduce sugar consumption and advocates specific measures to increase access to healthy alternatives such as fresh fruit and vegetables and clean drinking water, in order to help prevent new cases of type 2 diabetes.

IDF estimates up to 70% of type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented through lifestyle interventions.

Diabetes Facts:

  • Almost 600 million of us may be living with type 2 diabetes by 2035. Delayed diagnosis means that many people with type 2 diabetes suffer from at least one complication by the time they are diagnosed with diabetes.
  • A healthy lifestyle could prevent up to 70% of type 2 diabetes, healthy eating can help reduce risks. 1
  • A healthy diet containing leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains, lean meat, unsweetened yogurt and nuts can help reduce a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and reduce complications in people with diabetes.
  • More of us will develop and live with type 1 diabetes. While type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, a healthy lifestyle is an important part of effective management of the disease.
  • Encouraging healthy eating habits in young children is key to halting the rise of the diabetes epidemic. By ensuring the health of future generations, we take a step toward ensuring sustainable development.

Learn more about World Diabetes Day and the IDF Initiative here.

Are you concerned about your eating habits or weight gain? Have you been diagnosed as having, or at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes?  Marsha Fenwick analyzes your diet, lifestyle and environmental factors. The nutritional analysis includes uncovering nutritional deficiencies, imbalances and toxic overload. This information is integrated and used to create an optimized and personalized nutrition and lifestyle protocol that is sustainable.  Contact Marsha for a consultation today.


1   Mekary, R. A., Giovannucci, E., Willett, W. C., van Dam, R. M., & Hu, F. B. (2012). Eating patterns and type 2 diabetes risk in men: breakfast omission, eating frequency, and snacking. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 95(5), 1182–1189. doi:10.3945/ ajcn.111.028209