What is prediabetes? Who is at high risk?
Prediabetes is a condition where people have a blood glucose level slightly higher than normal, but not yet considered diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented! Research shows that people with prediabetes and those at high risk could significantly reduce their risk of diabetes by making modest lifestyle changes, including losing 5-7% body weight and being physically active at least 150 minutes a week (at least 5 days with 30 minutes of moderate physical activity).
Just making these changes for life can go a long way to lower risk of diabetes. Some other risk factors for diabetes include: being over overweight or obese, not physically active, older than 45 years of age, or having family history or a history of gestational diabetes.