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    family history
    mikew1967 posted:
    Need some advice. Diabetes in family history; whats best for me to avoid besides healthy diet and exercise or am I on the right path?
    davedsel2 responded:

    Many people have success controlling Diabetes by following a healthy diet that is low in starches and higher in vegetables, lean diary and lean proteins. Exercise is also very important.

    WebMD has an excellent Diabetes Health Center here:
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    glucerna replied to davedsel2's response:
    Mike, it's great that you're being proactive about your health now. The American Diabetes Association has an online risk test that will give you more information at It's also a good idea to talk with your doctor now about any additional changes you can make. ~Lynn @Glucerna
    brunosbud responded:
    20-30 years ago, I think people could get away with not knowing much about T2Diabetes and the risk factors associated with the disease. Today, with over 100 million pages written on the subject at the click of a link, the "Nobody told me..." defense doesn't play, well, anymore. You are on the right path, Mike. The whole point of preventative medicine is "Why in the Sam Hill (especially, if you're overweight, over 40 and have a family history) wait for a diagnosis?".

    Behave as if (you're diabetic, now!)...

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