The Public Health Agency of Canada says...........

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease and uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and other conditions.

While you can't change SOME factors such as age, gender, family history, and etho-cultural background, other risk factors for diabetes may respond to lifestyle changes. 
These include weight, physical activity, diet, and smoking.

If your BMI result is 25 or higher, lowering your weight may help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Even a small change in body weight or physical activity can reduce your risk.

Take the The Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire NOW

November 24, 2011