By 2020, 1 in 2 Americans could have Diabetes! Type 2 Diabetes (Adult Onset) can be prevented with weight loss, diet and exercise. Always try to maintain a healthier weight: know your ideal BMI (body mass index) for your heighth and sex. Exercise daily: 2 1/2 hours of moderate exercise per week. Eat healthier. Here are some ways to approach your diet to help prevent Diabetes: Total amount, not the type, of carbohydrate is key: limit the amount. Dish out proper portions of the food groups, no measurement needed: your plate has 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 starch/grains, 1/4 protein. The right “white” bread: white whole wheat flour only. Learn to love.