“Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. Its hard to stay on top.” Paul Coffey
A recent study by the CDC revealed that about 25% of Americans are prediabetic, however only about 4% of them are aware they have the disease.Â Those who have prediabetes are at an increased risk for getting Type 2 Diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes), especially those who are not aware they have this disease.
What are prediabetes?
This is a disease that is caused when a person has above-normal levels of glucose in their system. Their bodies don’t have enough insulin to help metabolize the glucose. This then causes the glucose to accumulate in the body, causing the body to have high levels of blood sugar, which can lead to serious complications in the long run.
How to avoid prediabetes?
Besides a change in diet (including vegetables, lean meats and nonfat dairy products), research suggests an increase in exercise.Â Exercising daily, has found to lower the risk of developing full blown diabetes by 71%.
So…avoid the risk of diabetes and prediabetes with a combination of a healthy diet and exercise. You don’t need to run a marathon – start small, just walking 20 minutes a day and see your risk decrease.
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