Preventing Diabetes

You can prevent or delay diagnosis of type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, becoming more active, controlling your weight, and lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol by:
  • Eating more fruits and vegetables
  • Eating foods lower in fat and calories
  • Reducing your sodium intake
  • Cutting back on serving sizes at mealtime (try using a smaller plate)
  • In restaurants, ordering smaller portions or putting half your meal into a carryout box before you start eating
  • Drinking water or calorie-free drinks instead of soda or juice
  • Aiming for 30 minutes of physical activity a day - 10 minutes after each meal is best - five days a week.
  • Lowering your weight by 7 percent