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Lifestyle change can make all the difference with diabetes
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Given the enormous surge in Type 2 diabetes over the past few decades, the prospect of being diagnosed with the disease strikes fear in the hearts of most people. But there are steps you can take to help protect yourself from developing diabetes—and, if you are already diagnosed, to manage the disease and lower the risk of complications, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation. There are some risk factors for Type 2 diabetes you can’t control, such as your family history and ethnicity, but there are several others you certainly can control. Taking action can reduce your risk.