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Prediabetes is Real – and Reversible!

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There are seven things you can do - starting now - to reverse prediabetes and get on the path to better health.

There are seven things you can do – starting now – to reverse prediabetes and get on the path to better health.

Prediabetes is a real condition where blood sugar levels are high, but still below the type 2 diabetes threshold. Eighty-six million Americans have prediabetes, but most don’t know they have it. There are no clear symptoms until more serious medical complications occur, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

You may have prediabetes if you:

*Are overweight

*Don’t get regular weekly exercise (150 minutes a week)

*Eat sugary, fatty foods or consume sugary drinks

*Are age 45 and older

7 Steps to Take Now

The good news is prediabetes is reversible. Stop prediabetes from becoming diabetes with these seven actions steps, courtesy of Web MD:

  1. Move more. Becoming more active is one of the best things you can do to make diabetes less likely.
  2. Lower your weight. Losing just 5 percent body weight can cut your chances of getting diabetes by more than 50 percent.
  3. See your doctor more often.
  4. Eat better. Load up on vegetables and add more high-fiber foods.
  5. Make sleep a priority. Not getting enough sleep regularly makes it harder to lose weight.
  6. Get support. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle is easier with people who have the same goals.
  7. Choose and commit. Pledge to do your best most of the time.