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Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high sugar level in the blood. There are different types of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. This disease affects an increasing number of people in Eeyou Istchee and worldwide.

Research shows that you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing weight gain. Eating healthy and being more active are therefore ways of preventing the disease.

VIDEO: What is Type 2 Diabetes?

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If you are concerned about developing diabetes, or are having trouble managing your diabetes, contact your local CMC.  

Living well with diabetes

Many foods contain sugar – not just sweet-tasting food. Any activity that you do will use the sugars you eat to make your body move.

When you try lowering your stress, you might have more time to focus on the other aspects of healthy lifestyles.

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