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I am 76 years old. Apart from having high blood pressure which

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I am 76 years old. Apart from having high blood pressure which seems to be well under control thanks to prescription drugs, plus a slightly raised cholesterol count (also under control), I am generally quite fit. At my last physical, however, I was told I have a 1 in 3 chance of developing diabetes within the next ten years. As I plan to live to 100 (I want that telegram from the Queen!), what can I do to help prevent that happening. (I assume cutting out sugar; does that mean all sugar?) Anyway, any advice much appreciated.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Do you exercise?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. As said above, I go on the treadmill at least 3x a week and walk 2 miles in 1/2 hour. I also live a quite active life, as my husband and I own a business that we much enjoy and don't plan to retire from until God (or someone) calls us to Him. (Or Her.)

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Get the book Eat to live by Joel Fuhrman.

Follow that diet and you will stave off diabetes
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