Your primary care practitioner will initially assess your overall health status and make a series of recommendations mainly based on your past medical history, family history, habits, age, and sex. The primary goal is to prevent the onset of diseases—chronic and acute.
For instance, if you have a strong family history of diabetes, then you have a good chance of getting the disease especially if you are overweight, inactive, and consume a high-calorie diet. Your doctor will recommend a diet and exercise regimen to help you maintain a healthy weight to limit your chances of
If you already have a chronic disease such as diabetes, then the goal is to maintain excellent control of your blood sugar to limit the onset of complications of the disease, such as diabetic kidney failure, loss of vision, and loss of sensation in your hands and feet.