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A 18-year-old female asked:

How do you lower the risk of getting diabetes?

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Dr. Simant Shah
Emergency Medicine 13 years experience
Many ways: There are many ways to lower your risk. Eat healthy, stay active, if your obese or overweight lose weight, cut down sodas & juices. There are just a few to start with.

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If I have grave's disease. Am I more at risk of getting diabetes?

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