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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus - How to prevent?

You can take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes, especially if you have risk factors or have prediabetes.

Lifestyle changes which can help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes include:

  • Achieving a healthy body weight
    For people who are overweight or obese, aim to gradually achieve modest weight loss (5-10% of body weight)
  • Aim to achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI) of less than 23kg/m2
  • Increasing physical activity
    Moderate-intensity physical activity (150 minutes per week): brisk walking, slow cycling, dancing, housework / gardening, walking the dog OR
  • Vigorous-intensity physical activity (75 minutes per week): running, fast cycling, competitive sports
  • Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet
  • Stop smoking

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