Smoking increases risk for type 2 diabetes. Smoking can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

Recent finding: Smokers have a 44% higher risk for developing diabetes than nonsmokers.

Self-defense: If you smoke, get help quitting from a health professional. Also, maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

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