February 5, 2011
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The phrase "you are what you eat" expresses the common wisdom that eating good food will keep you fit and healthy. When it comes to preventing diabetes, combining a good diet with a good walk can be particularly effective. What is diabetes? It's a chronic disease that affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, also known as glucose. When too much glucose builds up in the bloodstream, it can lead to serious complications, including kidney damage, eye problems and heart disease.