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How to avoid being a diabetic genetically?

Diabetes runs in both sides of my family, especially my mother's. My grandmother and all of her 7 siblings were diabetic. I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to how I could avoid setting off my gene? Cutting back (or off) sweets is a given, but any other suggestions?
Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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Hi... Diabetes do run in the family.. Since you have a strong family history you needto take all the necessary precautions which apply to a diagnosed diabetes patient..  You need to abide to a strict diet, a diet which is low in carbohydrate and low in fat.. Follow up with regular weight reducing exercises... Check your blood sugars regularly and frequently. Consult a doctor if the sugars are high..

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Yes, with this scenario- You definietly are at risk of developing diabetes. You need to lead a healthy life. And eat a balanced diet.

If you develop symptoms of diabetes, get yourself evaluated for the same.
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