What Every Wise Woman Needs to Know about Pre-Diabetes
Pre-Diabetes is a condition that occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. There are 57 million Americans who have pre-diabetes in addition to the 23.6 million with diabetes.
Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes.
Research has also shown that if you take action to manage your blood sugar when you have pre-diabetes, you can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes from ever developing. There is a lot you can do to:
- Know your risks for pre-diabetes.
- Take action to prevent diabetes if you have, or are at risk for, pre-diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association has a wealth of resources for people with diabetes. People with pre-diabetes can expect to benefit from much of the same advice for good nutrition and physical activity. The links below can help you find out more information to successfully manage pre-diabetes:
How to Tell if You Have Pre-Diabetes
How to Prevent Pre-Diabetes
Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-Diabetes
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Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association