Preventing diabetes lowers the risk for the possible complications of diabetes, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Nerve damage
- Kidney disease
- Foot problems, and
- Other health conditions
The best way to prevent diabetes is to live a healthy lifestyle. This means eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.
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In some cases, a person who has been diagnosed with prediabetes and is at very high risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be prescribed metformin. However, metformin is not a solution by itself. Lifestyle changes are still necessary. It’s important to note that even modest changes in lifestyle can have a big impact.