Diabetes Prevention Directory
Exercise and a nutritionally balanced diet can greatly limit the effects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on your body. Because of the strong link between type 2 diabetes and obesity, many of the things you can do to prevent diabetes include healthy lifestyle habits. This is especially true if you are overweight, insulin resistant, or if diabetes runs in your family. Certain foods and medications have also been shown to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to reduce your chance of developing type 2 diabetes, including new medications, studies, videos and more.
Understanding Prevention of Diabetes
You can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. WebMD explains.
Risk Factors for Diabetes
Many people don't know they have diabetes or at risk of getting it. Here are the risk factors for type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
12 Things That Make Type 2 Diabetes More Likely
Find out more from WebMD about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Causes of Type 2 Diabetes
Do you know the causes of type 2 diabetes? Read more and find out if you are at high risk for this common type of diabetes.
Women and Prediabetes: Could It Happen to You?
3 lifestyle changes you can make now to lower your risk of getting prediabetes or diabetes.
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With TZDs
Can drugs prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes? TZDs show promise, but they have their drawbacks.
Coffee Health Benefits: Research on Type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke, and More
WebMD discusses the health benefits of coffee and possible risks for those with certain conditions.
Diabetes Risk and Exercise
An expert discusses the benefits of exercise for blood sugar in diabetics.
How to Lower Your Risk of Diabetes
Lifestyle medicine specialist, Dr. James Rippe, talks about how to lower your risk of diabetes.
Could Diabetes Sneak Up On Me?
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, talks about how people can have diabetes and not know it.
How To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
C. Ronald Kahn, MD, explains how you can prevent yourself from getting type 2 diabetes.
Slideshows & Images
How Well Do You Know Your Pancreas?
Your pancreas does a lot for you.
Quiz: Myths and Facts About Caffeine
Think you know the facts about caffeine? Take this WebMD quiz to find out.
Quiz: Myths & Facts About Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have all the facts about the symptoms, treatments, and possible complications of type 2 diabetes? Take this quiz and find out.