Q: How can I avoid diabetes?
Ans: Obesity is often the cause of Type 2 diabetes in adults. Therefore, in order to prevent diabetes, one can slim down if he or she is overweight or even obesed. Smoking is also another cause of diabetes. Quitting smoking can help to reduce not only the chances of getting diabetes, it reduces the chances of getting diseases like lung cancer, mouth cancer, blood clotting in the brain etc. If there is family history of diabetes, you are at a greater risk. In order to prevent diabetes, have a regular exercise programme and a healthy diet. Do not eat food that contains alot of sugar or starch. Try to abstain from smoking and drinking and this will reduce your risk greatly.
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