Diabetes: Are you at Risk?

There’s always a way to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active are steps to living a longer, healthier lifestyle, while lowering your chances of diabetes or other health diseases.

Prediabetes:

There are no clear systems of pre-diabetes. Finding out you have pre-diabetes while being tested for diabetes is often how this stage is discovered.

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, please check with a doctor, every one to two years for Type 2 Diabetes.

Indicators of pre-diabetes:

  1. Fasting blood glucose of 100-125 mg/dl
  2. An OGTT 2 hour blood glucose of 140 mg.dl- 199 mg/dl
  3. An A1C of 5.7%-6.4%

You will not develop type 2 diabetes automatically if you have prediabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment can return blood glucose levels back to their normal range.

Lowering Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Losing 7% of your body weight
  • Eating healthy, and in moderation, with 30 minutes of exercise, up to 4-6 days a week (walking, stadiums, use the steps instead of elevators or escalators)

*Maintaining a healthy weight, with healthy eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle, will help to ensure your long-term health and lowers your risk of diabetes.



For more detailed information, please visit the American Diabetes Association website