Start with a healthy diet and exercise, experts say. In a major National Institutes of Health study of more than 3,000 people at risk for diabetes, those who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight and got at least 150 minutes per week of moderate physical exercise reduced their chances of developing the disease by 58 percent.
Simple, right? Grim statistics say otherwise. That’s why we rounded up these helpful ways to reduce your risk of this chronic condition, in which the body can no longer use and produce insulin, leading to dangerous levels of glucose in the blood and many serious health complications.