Maintaining an appropriate weight. Obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, so shedding extra pounds helps to decrease the chance of getting type 2 diabetes.
Eating healthily. Consuming appropriate amounts of the right foods is also a good prevention strategy. In particular, a diet should include plenty of whole grains and whole grain products, polyunsaturated fits instead of trans fats, water, tea, and coffee instead of sugary drinks, and poultry or fish instead of red meats.
Exercising. Regular, consistent exercise can keep the body healthy and reduce the risk of contracting diabetes. As always, consult a doctor before beginning any new exercise strategies.
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