Take Small Steps to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes or to Manage It
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the amount of insulin a person’s body produces. You can prevent or lower your risk of diabetes by making healthier food choices, increasing your physical activity, losing weight, quitting smoking, or reducing your alcohol intake.
Diabetes prevention is especially important if you are overweight or have a family history of the disease. It’s important to visit your doctor for regular glucose screenings if you fall into one of these categories. Early detection can also help you avoid serious health complications of diabetes down the road. Learn more about diabetes at diabetes.org.