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    6 Preventive Measures For Diabetes Women | PNB Metlife


    6 Preventive Measures Against Diabetes for Women

    Last Updated On 10-11-2018

    Here Are Six Preventive Measures Against Diabetes for Women and To-Be Moms

    Diabetes is a condition caused by an imbalance in the insulin. This can happen either because of malfunctioning pancreas or your body’s inability to use insulin. While diabetes is one of the biggest health concern for both men and women, women have some different reasons that expose them to diabetes risk. According to International Diabetics Federation (IDF), diabetes is the 9th leading cause of death among women globally. Findings by IDF also suggest that 2 out of 5 women get diabetes at a young age.

    There are various factors that lead to diabetes such as obesity or rapid weight gain, sedentary lifestyle, PCOD, high blood pressure condition, etc. It’s not anymore a disease that you expect only when you cross a certain age as the risk of getting diabetes can start at a very young age as well because of the abovementioned factors. 

    We bring here a few health tips for women and new mothers. 

    1. Achieve your ideal weight before planning a baby
      If you are planning on having a baby then try to lose some pounds and achieve your ideal weight. It’s not just about losing your weight, you must also keep your sugar levels and blood pressure in check. To lower the risk of diabetes during pregnancy, try to be in your best health conditions.
    2. Have a balanced diet
      This is important for both to-be moms and for other women of any age. Try to adapt to a healthy diet plan. Also, stick to a diet routine to have your food on time. Skipping meals may lead to unnecessary binging and disrupt your blood sugar levels. Even if you want to snack, indulge in healthier options such as baked foods or nuts.
    3. Visit doctor regularly
      You must get checked regularly to assess your risk of diabetes if you are pregnant. Even if you are not pregnant, get checked if you have other health conditions such as PCOD or blood pressure. 
    4. Limit alcohol and smoking
      Most alcoholic drinks have a high amount of concentrated sugar which might put you to risk of diabetes. Smoking makes your chances of developing  any sort of health conditions such as blood pressure and diabetes much higher compared to non-smokers.
    5. Meditate and exercise
      Exercising is incredibly important for your body. Exercise keeps your metabolism in check and also keeps you away from cravings balancing your sugar levels. The regular exercise routine will also benefit you if you are suffering from PCOD or blood pressure. Inculcate some exercise routine if you are at risk or suffering from hypertension meditate to lower the risks.
    6. Limit processed foods in your diet
      Processed foods are high on sugar and carbs, which increases the risk of developing insulin imbalance. So, keep away from those processed foods and include more veggies and fruits in your diet.

    To know more about Health Insurance Plans, Term Insurance, browse the website for various Term Plans offered by PNB MetLife.

    Whether you are trying to lose weight or making a shift towards a healthy life, understanding your BMI (Body Mass Index) is one of the first necessary steps you can make. The BMI calculator can indicate your body’s fat content based on your weight and height. Once you have a clear view of this, you can go through different health insurance plans on the PNB website and secure your future financially against the growing healthcare costs.


    The aforesaid article presents the view of an independent writer who is an expert on financial and insurance matters. PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd. doesn’t influence or support views of the writer of the article in any way. The article is informative in nature and PNB MetLife and/ or the writer of the article shall not be responsible for any direct/ indirect loss or liability or medical complications incurred by the reader for taking any decisions based on the contents and information given in article. Please consult your financial advisor/ insurance advisor/ health advisor before making any decision.

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