Diabetes Prevention

Lower Your Risk

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle changes. Even small changes can help to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Being physically active, eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, and being smoke-free are important steps you can take to help you live a healthy life and prevent disease.

Contact your local hospital or community health centre to find out about programs and services available at the nearest diabetes education centre.

What you can do to lower your risk

Be physically active

  • Being active does not have to take a lot of time and effort. Learn how to make physical activity a part of your everyday life.

Eat well

  • Healthy eating is not about one food or one meal eaten in a day. It is the everyday pattern of the foods you eat that make up a healthy eating lifestyle. Learn more about eating well everyday.

Maintain a healthy weight

  • Maintaining a healthy weight is a step towards better overall health and includes being physically active and eating well.

Live tobacco-free

  • Did you know that people who smoke or use tobacco are at least 50% more likely than non-smokers to get type 2 diabetes? Learn how to live tobacco-free.