5 Ways to Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

"Good Morning America" shares five tips that can keep you and your family safe.

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July 10, 2008— -- More than 23 million Americans have diabetes, and up to a quarter of those do not even know they have it. A new report found that children are at greater risk of developing the disease.

ABC News' medical contributor Dr. Marie Savard appeared on "Good Morning America" today to share five tips on reducing you and your family's risk for type 2 diabetes

1. Determine if You are at Risk

2. Rule of 100s

3. Exercise

4. Eat High Fiber Foods and Healthy Fats

5. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

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