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By Mayo Clinic Staff

When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It's especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you're at increased risk of diabetes, such as if you're overweight or you have a family history of the disease.

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I refuse to believe that our genes determine our fate. Our bodies WANT to be healthy. The road to better health may not be easy, but neither is living with diabetes and other illnesses.

Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle now may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes down the road, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. Consider the latest diabetes prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association.

1. Get more physical activity

2. Get plenty of fiber

3. Go for whole grains

 

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