2. Control your weight.
Overweight and obesity are among the most serious health problems in first world countries, and they have been reported to significantly increase your likeliness to develop prediabetes, which is the preliminary condition for diabetes.
If you already have diabetes, being overweight increases the negative effect of the disease on your body, as well as your risk to develop health complications such as cardiovascular affection or circulatory problems. Research has shown that even small percentages of weight loss will have a positive impact on your health.