Type 2 Prevention

Type 2 Prevention

Type 2 Prevention

We have a lot of great evidence that type 2 diabetes in even (or even most) people can be prevented with lifestyle modification. Since type 2 diabetes is so closely associated with obesity or being overweight, we know that if you reduce your body weight and maintain a healthy body weight, most people won’t get type 2 diabetes. We have a lot of research over the years that being more physically active, caloric restriction, making healthy food choices – all of those things that lead to weight reduction also reduce the onset of type 2 diabetes in high-risk people. There are also certain medications that can prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk people. The most common one is called Metformin and there is excellent data that shows that certain people with a risk for type 2 diabetes can reduce that risk by taking Metformin.

Doctor Profile

Merri Pendergrass, MD


Board Certified Endocrinologist
Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director of the Adult Diabetes Program

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