Reducing your diabetes risk
The good news? Pre diabetes can be reversed.
Adopting a healthy diet and exercising more frequently are the two primary ways that individuals with pre diabetes can get their blood sugar levels back in line and reduce their chances of becoming diabetic. Studies show that pre diabetics who exercised 30 minutes a day and lost seven percent of their body weight were able to slash their chances of getting type 2 diabetes by 58 percent, according to the CDC.
But beware. Even those who dodge a diabetes diagnosis donít always get off scot-free. Off kilter blood sugar can wreak havoc on your heart and circulatory system, cautions the ADA.
Itís vitally important to become aware of the common diabetes risk factors so you know what to look out for. Communicate any concerns you may have about pre diabetes to your doctor.
The only way to tell for sure whether you or your loved one is pre diabetic is to undergo a blood glucose levels test. See this article for more information on these tests and learn more about the ins and outs of diagnosing and treating pre diabetes.