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New recommendations for prediabetics

It is estimated 57 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, many who do not know they have it.

According to the American Diabetes Association, “Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “pre-diabetes” — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.”

Prediabetes has shown to be harmful to the heart and body in recent research, prompting researchers to raise awareness of prediabetes.

Prediabetes recommendations

The recommendations include:

  • Don’t ignore it. You may not have type 2 diabetes yet, but don’t wait till you do. Make changes to your lifestyle and seek advice from your doctor or a diabetes counsellor.
  • Lifestyle is critical. Loose weight, increase your exercise and eat a low fat and low salt diet. Also, reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol to healthy levels.
  • If you need medication, take it. If you need medication to lower your blood pressure or to reduce your risk of heart disease or diabetes then take it.
  • Don’t focus too much on blood sugar numbers. However, if your blood sugar numbers arn’t normal then see your doctor and take action.

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