Dr. Tom Jones at The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness has seen patients with various types of diabetes for the last 32 years.
"With our obesity epidemic, we're eating ourselves to death."
He says the best way to prevent diabetes is through education and lifestyle changes.
"Everyone needs to try and change their lifestyle, beginning at an early age. Parents need to be concerned about obesity in their children. They need to have better health selections, food selections. They need to be exercising."
Charles Kline started seeing Dr. Jones about 25 years ago for his type II diabetes. He really knows the importance of staying active.
Kline says, "When I retired about 2 or 3 months ago I decided I don't want to go home and just sit down in front of a TV and eat snacks, I can't do that."
He enjoys walking, but the exercise he likes the most is cutting the grass.
"I wouldn't get a riding lawn mower for anything, I enjoy getting out there with mine and following it around everywhere it goes."
Kline continued to say, "Twenty-five years later I feel great and there's nothing I can't do."
The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness offers additional information at www.thejonescenter.com.