If you have prediabetes, maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent you from getting diabetes. And, if you have diabetes, the good news is that studies have shown that losing even a little weight can improve your diabetes control and reduce the risk of complications.
Many complications of diabetes can be attributed to hypertension or high blood pressure. A more intensive approach to managing blood pressure has been shown to have large positive effects on reducing total and cardiovascular mortality compared with less intensive management.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important tools to support diabetes management and reduce the risk of complications for people with type 2 diabetes.