Q. My mother suffers from obesity and has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. Is there anything I can do to help protect myself from this?
It’s a fact that obesity is closely linked with diabetes. However, losing weight – even a modest amount – and taking regular exercise can help prevent diabetes in those at risk.
People who lose an average of 10 pounds weight and walk for just 30 minutes a day appear to reduce the risk of getting diabetes by nearly 60%.