"Did you know that as you get older, you have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes? It’s true. You have a greater chance of getting diabetes if you are age 45 or older, are overweight or obese, or have a family history of diabetes.
You can take steps to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes. If you are overweight, losing a modest amount of weight can help. A modest weight loss for a 200-pound person who wants to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes is about 10 to 14 pounds. Read this tip sheet to find out how...."
Visit the National Diabetes Information Program's tip sheet here for more information: http://ndep.nih.gov/publications/PublicationDetail.aspx?PubId=75
A PDF version of the tip sheet can be downloaded here: http://ndep.nih.gov/media/nottoolate_tips-508.pdf