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Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes 


The Basics

You can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”), including:

  • Watching your weight
  • Eating healthy
  • Staying active
  • Controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Quitting smoking

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it’s not controlled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems.

The good news is that small steps to prevent diabetes can lead to big rewards. Make a plan to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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