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How do you prevent type 2 diabetes?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Might not be able to
Sometimes it runs in families or i caused by a virus that attacks your pancreas, but you can lower your risk by avoiding soda, alcohol, sweets.
Foods with the highest glycemic index include bananas, grapes, raisins and corn, so you want to limit these too. Maintain a healthy weight with a BMI less than 25.

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In brief: Might not be able to
Sometimes it runs in families or i caused by a virus that attacks your pancreas, but you can lower your risk by avoiding soda, alcohol, sweets.
Foods with the highest glycemic index include bananas, grapes, raisins and corn, so you want to limit these too. Maintain a healthy weight with a BMI less than 25. Would you like a more personalized answer to your question? ›
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine , 9 years in practice
Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: DM2
Once you have a genetic or familial tendency to diabetes, you may not be able to totally prevent it, but possibly delay it.
Ideally, if you follow healthy habits, such as regular exercise, balanced diet, less carbohydrates, etc, you may be able to delay diabetes.

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In brief: DM2
Once you have a genetic or familial tendency to diabetes, you may not be able to totally prevent it, but possibly delay it.
Ideally, if you follow healthy habits, such as regular exercise, balanced diet, less carbohydrates, etc, you may be able to delay diabetes. Consult Dr. Gutti Rao for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice , 38 years in practice
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