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What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes.

How Can You Control It?

  • Maintain a healthy weight or lose weight by exercising more, reducing portion sizes and recording what you eat.
  • Eat well. Build a healthy plate of half leafy greens, a quarter lean protein and a quarter whole grain. Plan your meals and learn about good nutrition from a registered dietitian
  • Be active by walking every day, using the stairs whenever possible and wearing an activity tracker. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week.

Are You at Risk?

Risk factors for prediabetes include age (especially after 45 years of age); being overweight; a family history of diabetes; having an African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander ethnic background; having gestational diabetes; having given birth to a baby weighing nine pounds or more; and being physically inactive.

If you are concerned about prediabetes, talk to your primary care physician about tests to detect the condition.

Take the Online Risk Test For Prediabetes >

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