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Prevention

There are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes:

  • Understanding what diabetes is, the signs and symptoms, the risk factors, and treatment
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Reducing the amount of sugar you eat
  • Developing good lifestyle habits, including exercising regularly
  • If you have family members diagnosed with diabetes, you should have an annual physical examination after the age of 35
  • If you do not have family members with diabetes, you should have annual physical examination after the age of 40


VideoPhysical Activity and Diabetes (17:35 min)
Person walkingDo you know physical activity increase the effectiveness of insulin, decrease blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and can help maintain a healthy weight? Bernard Lee, a physiotherapist, provides some information about how to control and maintain Diabetes through physical activity. This presentation is part of the intercultural Online Health Network (iCON) forum on December 4, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. (In Cantonese