By Kimberly Goad, AARP March 2022 While it’s true that your age or a family history of diabetes can affect your chances of developing the disease, your lifestyle plays a critical role, too. In fact, you may be surprised by how much a small number of daily habits can significantly raise your risk. Keep reading to see which matter most — and how to stay out of the danger zone. 1. Skipping breakfast There’s been a lot of back-and-forth over the value of breakfast to your health.