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Is there a way to prevent diabetes ?

My mom has diabetes , and her side of the family has a history of having diabetes. While my dad dosn t. Is it a 50% chance that i can have diabetes later on? I m 15 years old, Asian. I m in good shape. Have no health problems that im aware of. Is there anything possible that i can do at all to prevent developing diabetes? Or is it just chance, and i cant do anything about it. I DONT WANT DIABETES. Btw im becoming sorta lactose intolerant while the rest of my family isn t, does this link anything to diabetes? Just wondering.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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People with family history should monitor blood sugar regularly and also keep weight in the normal range. These things do help in delaying or even preventing the onset of diabetes.

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