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You can do a lot to prevent diabetes.

Watch Your Weight
Studies have shown that losing just 7% of your body weight can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, 7% of their body weight is 14 pounds.

Eat Healthy
Eating healthy foods can help you control your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Get Active
Being physically active every day can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

If you are at risk for diabetes, or if diabetes runs in your family, talk to a doctor about ways to stay healthy.

  • What should I eat and how active should I be to stay healthy?
  • If I’m overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to improve my health?
  • What are my blood pressure numbers and cholesterol levels? What should they be?
  • Do I have pre-diabetes or another condition that increases my risk of diabetes?
  • Are there any warning signs or symptoms I should look out for?

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