Congratulations that you want to be pro-active! it will be a good idea to follow a low glycaemic index type of diet to keep your blood glucose levels stable. A dietician may be able to assist you with the correct diet for your circumstances. There are several books available on low glycaemic index diets and further you can also find websites with information on that. The low glycaemic index type of diet is a healthy way of eating that can be followed by the entire family.
You are correct, that with risk factors such as a family history and being overweight, you may be at risk to develop diabetes. It is thus wise to try to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes.
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