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I have been advised to watch my blood sugar levels as i m borderline diabetic. what can i do to prevent becoming diabetic. it is hereditary?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes definitely has a hereditary component. You can decrease your likelihood of development with weight loss and diet control.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 51 years experience
Preventing Diabetic: Try to eat healthy food , avoid thing. That can increase u weight and exersize , in addition see your PCP on regular basis.
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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Yes, Hereditary: Diabetes can ususally be treated with diet alone if caught early enough. But not everybody. Cut down on starches (bread, pasta, potatos and rice) and sweets. Do not drink alcohol as it is a double sugar. Spread your meals out so you are eating small amounts several times a day instead of eating big meals. Do exercise daily, even if it is just walking. Have your doctor follow you closely.
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