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  • Diabetes and Endocrine Institute

  • 435 South Street
  • Suite 340
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5524

Prevention of Diabetes

Prevention plays a critical role in type 2 diabetes. Preventing diabetes can be as simple as becoming more physically active and adjusting eating habits. Small, simple changes can often have a dramatic effect on your overall health, especially for those with pre-diabetes.

The Diabetes Prevention Program, a major federally funded study, found that people can delay and possibly prevent diabetes by losing as little as 5 to 7 percent of total body weight through healthier eating and more frequent physical activity.

Overall, the risk factors that contribute to the likelihood of developing diabetes include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having an immediate family member with the condition (parent, brother, sister)
  • Having African American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino heritage
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having low “good cholesterol” (HDL) and high “bad cholesterol” (LDL)
  • Exercising less than three times a week or being physically inactive
  • Having a prior history of gestational diabetes or at least one infant weighing more than 9 pounds

Learn more > and discover 50 ways to prevent type 2 diabetes by visiting the National Diabetes Education Program. The Diabetes and Endocrine Institute at Morristown Medical Center also maintains numerous health and education resources on diabetes prevention.

  • Diabetes and Endocrine Institute

  • 435 South Street
  • Suite 340
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5524

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