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What is Prediabetes?

Are You Headed for Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Prediabetes?

If you have prediabetes, this means your blood sugar level is higher than what’s healthy, but it’s not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes is a serious health condition because it can lead to dangerous health problems if left untreated. Having prediabetes increases your chances of developing:

  • diabetes,
  • heart disease, and
  • stroke.

You can slow or even prevent developing type 2 diabetes. Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet can stop prediabetes from turning into type 2 diabetes. Even losing five to 10 pounds can bring your blood sugar levels back down to a healthy range.

Doctors use several different tests to determine if you have prediabetes. Talk to your doctor if you think you may prediabetes.

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