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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

family jumping Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, is not curable and can lead to a lifelong health problems such as blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.

Regular physical activity as well as controlling your weight can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Lower Your Risk for Diabetes
You can reduce their risk of developing diabetes with:

Some people have been told by their doctor that they have pre-diabetes. This is a wake-up call--a chance to make some changes in eating and exercise and avoid a lifetime of diabetes.
  • People with pre-diabetes have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels.
  • They are more likely than those with normal blood sugar levels to have a heart attack or stroke.
  • Unless they take steps to control weight and increase physical activity, most people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes.

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Last Updated June 11, 2013