Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease where you have elevated levels of blood sugar. Over time, this can cause serious damage to your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. Type two diabetes is the most common diabetes. It usually occurs in adults when your body either becomes resistant to insulin or it doesn't make enough insulin. Today, this disease has assumed epidemic proportions and there are more than around 422 million people worldwide with this condition. This is what the World Health Organisation says. Most of these patients are from poorer countries. It is very important to prevent this condition because there is no cure for it. It can, at best, only be managed. But fortunately, you can bring down your risk by making a few simple lifestyle changes. Here are a few tips that you can follow to keep this disease at bay or, at least, delay its onset.