You Can Prevent Diabetes!

Visit your doctor regularly

  • Take the Prediabetes Test
  • Find a doctor
  • Visit your doctor once each year for a checkup even if you do not feel sick
  • Know your ABC’s (A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol)
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions

Get Active

  • Find simple ways to be more active during the day
  • Get 30 minutes of activity daily
  • Create a schedule that includes physical activities you enjoy

Eat and Drink Healthier

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables – aim for half your plate
  • Eat and drink less sugar
  • Replace starchy foods like bread, pasta, tortillas, crackers, cereal, and potatoes with whole grain options
  • Read the food labels

Manage Your Weight

  • ​Find out if you are at a healthy weight (Calculate BMI)
  • Take small, easy steps to reduce your weight
  • Make a plan to reduce your weight to a healthy range

Quit Smoking

  • Your reasons to quit are important – write them down
  • Talk to your doctor and ask for help
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  • ​Ask others for help and understanding