Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Eat Well and Exercise

Written by Lisa M. Leontis RN, ANP-C
Reviewed by Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE

You may be able to prevent type 2 diabetes. Even if you have several of the risk factors and even if you’ve been told you have pre-diabetes, you can take action and reduce your risk of developing diabetes. 

Don’t delay: if you’ve been told that you’re at risk of developing diabetes, get started as soon as possible. Your healthcare provider can help you develop a plan, but it should include:

Lifestyle changes are the best way to prevent type 2 diabetes, and if you’ve been told that you’re at a higher risk for diabetes—or that you already have pre-diabetes—you should get started right away on your prevention plan.


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