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  » Men's health  »  You Can Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

When you take steps to prevent diabetes, you also lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. Small changes in your lifestyle can make a difference. They include getting 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week and losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight. And you don't have to run marathons or stop eating!

To help you lose weight, choose low-fat foods and foods high in fiber. Cut down on fat and cholesterol by having low-fat dairy products, lean cuts of meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and vegetables. Also, limit foods high in salt and sugar.