If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, it means your blood sugar levels are higher than normal. This happens because your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use the insulin it makes effectively. You can take steps to lower your risk and prevent diabetes.
Many people have prediabetes, meaning their blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Or they have other risk factors, such as a family history or being older or overweight.
There are steps you can take now to help you avoid getting diabetes later – or better manage the disease if you already have it. Take this quiz to see which lifestyle habits may help prevent diabetes.
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