Family Risk of Diabetes – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Studies show that people at high risk for diabetes, like those with a family history of diabetes or a condition called pre-diabetes, can prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
Dr. Rodgers: There are action steps that one can take, fairly modest lifestyle changes.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers is the director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Dr. Rodgers: And there are positive steps that one can take, modest steps that one can take to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
Narrator: Steps include making modest lifestyle changes, and loosing five to seven percent of their body weight if overweight. For more tips to reduce diabetes risk, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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