Developing healthy eating patterns takes time. It’s about understanding the general principles and then applying them to suit your circumstances. Make what you eat count. It’s about getting a balance of nutrients and variety over a day and a week. Understanding the general principles means you can be flexible and make decisions to suit your situation.
Following a healthy lifestyle including healthy eating patterns, regular exercise and not smoking has the potential to approximately halve the risk of progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes.
Among those with prediabetes who are overweight, there is the potential for every 1kg weight loss to reduce the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes by 16%.