Another aspect of the diabetes epidemic is the growing number of people who have prediabetes — a condition where a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diabetes. According to the ADA, 79 million people in the United States have prediabetes.
It’s important for people with prediabetes to make lifestyle changes to protect their health. Studies have shown that prediabetes is likely to develop into diabetes within 10 years. “Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes,” says Zonszein. In addition, prediabetes may put you at risk for heart disease and stroke.
If you have diabetes, encourage your loved ones to get tested. Testing for prediabetes and making the lifestyle changes necessary to keep it from developing into full-blown diabetes are the best steps someone can take to protect their health. I offer a health assessment and a weight management program with incorporates a low glycemic food plan. Go to my contact page if you would like to know more about the program or my product tab for a short video.