Effective Ways to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, meaning that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease and other health problems if not controlled.

The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make these healthy lifestyle changes:

  • Eat healthier by minimizing your intake of processed foods.
  • Consider a low-carb diet to lose weight.
  • Increase physical activity.
  • Drink more water, avoiding sugary beverages.