If your hubby is not a snoozing, boozing and smoke-billowing guy, nothing to be worried about! My grandfather from maternal side had been diagnosed as diabetic at 38, and he lived up to 79 years. He was a strict disciplinarian, though. 5 km of walk everyday was a piece of cake for him. Very parsimonious by nature, he would wake up at 5 AM in the morning, and would switch off all the fans in every room. The reason as per him: the balmy environment at dawn didn't necessitate any artificial air. Before I veer to much, let me come back to the topic. He never touched any substance of addiction, not even a cup of tea. He depended on ayurvedic medicine. He himself was able to extract juice from various leaves and herbs. One of them I remember was periwinkle leaf. Therefore, if not done yet, your chubby hubby has to quit smoking and drinking. A regular 1 hour walk, no matter how difficult it seems at the beginning, is a must. Regular intake of medicines will make sure that the disease remains under control. Relaxing mind is easier said than done. The fatter the pay package the greater the tension! However, there is no harm in trying. For a start he should do 15 minutes of easy pranayams. My final point which should not only be beneficial to your husband, but also to everybody reading your thread is philosophical in nature. I am talking about the philosophy of detachment from material world up to some extent. From your various posts, any one can realise that your relatives, that term also includes your husband, are very materialistic in nature. He has to slowly change his outlook: less concentration on the dough, and more on general happiness. How does he achieve this? I hate religious gurus for their cunning nature, but I guess a religious guru can help your husband in this matter. Once detached from material world up to some extent, tension will automatically reduce to a great extent.