Here’s the scenario:
You’re at a truck stop having dinner, and there are 29 other people there.
According to medical researchers, 10 of the people in that restaurant will have a condition called prediabetes. That means that they have blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with diabetes.
However, only 1 of those people with prediabetes know they have it.
A new effort is under way to educate people about prediabetes. Called So … Do I Have Prediabetes?, the program is meant to make people award of the condition because, “People with prediabetes are on the road to develop type 2 diabetes within several years, and are also at increased risk for serious health problems, such as stroke and heart disease.”
However, prediabetes can be reversed through several simple lifestyle changes such as increased exercise and weight loss. The earlier you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, the more likely you are you can reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes.
So … Do I Have Prediabetes? and the American Diabetes Association has a quick and simple quiz you can take to get a better idea if you may have prediabetes. Click here to take the quiz.
And, here’s how to get more information about prediabetes.