Can heredity diabetes be prevented to some extent

Patient

Q: Hello Doctor,
I am 29-Female-married. My mother's side of family have diabetes.Not chronic but mild.All of them were diagnosed it after 40 yrs of age or even 50.I know I might fall into that category. But is there a way that I can stop it from occuring even after 45yrs of age? will the diabetes be prevented-in my case- by following a healthy life style?

Thanks in advance.
Divya Bhaskaran

Doctor

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