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Enjoy these days and remember

Don’t smoke
Smoking increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you are a smoker, quitting smoking will benefit your health immediately. People with diabetes who quit smoking are better able to control their blood sugar levels.

Image courtesy of Claudia Giacomozzi, Research Director, PhD in Bioengineering, Department of cardiovascular and endocrine-metabolic diseases and aging, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health), Rome, Italy

Maintain a healthy weight
If you are overweight or obese, losing weight can help prevent or control type 2 diabetes. Adopting healthy eating habits and exercising regularly are key to maintaining a healthy weight.

Stay active
Regular physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in adults at high risk of developing the disease. Getting some form of exercise regularly, such as walking, swimming or playing sports, can make a difference. The American Diabetes Association recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, 5 days a week.

Change your lifestyle
Making lifestyle changes can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. This is especially important if you are overweight or obese, have high cholesterol levels or a family history of diabetes. Adopting a healthy, balanced diet, controlling your sugar and fat intake, and staying active are key steps to preventing type 2 diabetes.

Control your blood sugar level
Maintaining proper control of your blood sugar is essential to managing type 2 diabetes. This includes following a healthy diet.