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How should I protect myself from diabetes?

Q: I am a 29 years old male and both my parents are diabetics. I would like to know a diet and lifestyle pattern which would protect me from diabetes.

A:Cited below are a few preventive measures for protecting yourself from diabetes: 1) Go for regular brisk-walk/exercise every morning and evening for half an hour each 2) Take six equal and small meals and the total calories must not exceed your usual quota of calories per day. 3) Maintain your weight to keep your BMI [body mass index i.e. Weight (Kg)/Height (sq m)] <23 4) Maintain your waistline <84 cm 5) Stress reduction Once a year check your blood sugar and lipids level.

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