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Control your blood sugar
When you think about diabetes, bone health should (surprisingly) be top of mind. "Type-2 diabetes can have a direct effect on bone loss," says Neil C. Binkley, MD, endocrinologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. "People with better blood-glucose control have a stronger internal architecture of their bones." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 84 million American adults (one in three) have prediabetes (elevated blood-sugar levels), which can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes—but 90 percent don't know it. Talk to your doctor to see if you should be tested.