It’s estimated that 26 million Americans have diabetes – seven million of which are undiagnosed. Worse than that: 79 million people are prediabetic. Losing some weight and getting two-and-a-half hours of exercise a week can reduce the risk of developing the disease by nearly 60 percent. It might sound odd, but sticking with older medications are said to still be just as effective as the newer, more expensive drugs. Joining free support groups is a great way to maintain normal blood-sugar levels.