Preventive care is so important to managing your health. If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, practicing a lifestyle that includes healthy eating and physical activity can prevent you from receiving a full diabetes diagnosis. If you have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, preventive care can help keep other health issues at bay and keep your diabetes controlled. Be sure to have regular doctor and dentist appointments as well to manage symptoms and maintain communication about your ongoing health needs.