Given that Type 3 Diabetes, at the time of writing, is not a recognised medical condition, long term research is limited as to how it can be prevented. There are no specific recommendations or official guidelines, but given the suspected link between Type 2 Diabetes and the development of Alzheimer’s disease in some people, we can look towards general Type 2 Diabetes prevention steps, including:
- Eat a healthy balanced diet of whole natural foods, and minimise processed and high sugar food and drinks.
- Take exercise on a regular basis.
- Manage your weight – as excess weight and obesity increases your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, and other unpleasant illnesses including heart disease and dementia.
- Look after your mental health – ensure that your stress levels are manageable and are not chronic, and engage in mentally stimulating activities.
- Have regular blood sugar check ups, to ensure that you are not going in to the pre-diabetic range (if non-Diabetic), or that your blood sugars are steady or even coming back in to the normal range (if you are a diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic).