The Diabetes Prevention Study found that Diet and Exercise can reduce the development of type 2 diabetes in people who are at high risk. Being overweight invites the diabetes genes to express themselves. Often a weight loss of 10-15 lbs is enough to prevent diabetes.
Think of exercise as a diabetes prevention pill. As little as 30 minutes of walking daily can reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Pedometers help you judge how much activity you really are doing. 10,000 steps each day has been found to improve insulin sensitivity. Step into your sneakers and get moving!