Diabetes occurs when there is excess sugar in somebody’s system. The common symptoms ofdiabetes include weight loss, dizziness, tiredness, excessive thirst, frequent urination and blurredvision. Like the other silent killers, diabetes has some complications which include; causing woundsnot to heal fast, erectile dysfunction; it can also lead to stroke coma and untimely death.Having identified these silent killers, how then do we avoid them and live healthy and longer?• Go for regular check up: It is very essential to go for regular check especially as we advance inage. Check you blood pressure intermittently ,blood sugar, cholesterol level, blood count etc• Keep good hygiene.• Good dieting: Mix your food. Note that different foods have different nutrients that our body needsto grow and stay healthy. Eat balanced and varied diet. Remember your energy needs decreases asyour age increases. Make sure you take your complete balanced diet, don’t skip meals but don’tover eat. For your breakfast, lunch and dinner make sure you combine the different groups of food inyour meals. We have the energy giving foods( starch and carbohydrates ) ,Protein foods ( plant andanimal protein) ,Vegetable foods( green vegetables and other vegetables that are not green),Fruits ,Fat and Oil. Try as much as possible to reduce your fat intake to the barest minimum. Asmuch as you can reduce the intake of fried foods because they contain lots of fat. Try to take at leastone type of fruit after or before every meal. Potassium from out fruits helps the heart muscles tofunction well. Fruits also contain antioxidants which protects our body from bacteria.Summary:Healthy living is of paramount importance to all men. I know as a man you will like to live longer andtake care of your family. In summary to stay healthy and live healthy you have to;• Eat the right food and the right proportion.• Choose and eat food that contains more of vegetables.• Reduce intake of fatty foods as it increases the calories in your system.• Don’t eat heavily especially at night.• Meat and egg are good, but as an adult you are not supposed to take more than 3 eggs in a weekand not more than two pieces of meat per meal.