You’ve been told that you have prediabetes. What does this mean? While you don’t have you type 2 diabetes yet, you do have a high risk of getting it in the future. It’s like an early warning sign. While it might seem overwhelming right now, think of it as a good thing because there are steps you can take to slow down or even prevent type 2 diabetes.
More than 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes yet most people don’t know because there are no symptoms. You are more likely to develop prediabetes if you are overweight, over the age of 45, have high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome or a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or have a family history of diabetes. Certain races and ethnicities also have a higher risk including African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans.
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