Features June 2013 Issue

Know How Prevent Prediabetes, Or How to Respond if You Have It

A diagnosis of prediabetes should be considered a red flag warning that you need to make changes before the condition turns into full-blown diabetes.

Prediabetes, a condition in which your blood glucose levels are elevated, but not yet high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes, should be considered a wakeup call to make changes in your life. However, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, notes that as many as one in three adults may have prediabetes, yet only about 11 percent of them are aware of their status.

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