What is PreDiabetes?
Prediabetes is a state in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet increased enough to diagnose type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, prediabetes most likely will lead to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
The good news is that a diagnosis of prediabetes offers an opportunity for you to implement healthy eating and exercise habits as well as working towards maintaing a healthy weight, which can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
It is important to aggressively address prediabetes, because the long-term damage that diabetes can cause may have already begun in your body.
What can I do to lower my risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
Studies have show that with exercise and minimal weight loss, a person can lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Take the Diabetes Risk Test
Schedule Diabetes Education with the St. Francis Team
Contact the St. Francis Diabetes Team at 660-562-7966. Also, you can reference our Diabetes Resources for more information about your diabetes risk and for health management.