What Is Prediabetes?
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Prediabetes is a serious health condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. About 88 million American adults – more than 1 in 3 – have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 84% are unaware that they have it. Prediabetes puts you at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The good news is, if you have prediabetes, the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.
What Causes Prediabetes?
Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas that acts as a key to keep blood sugar flowing into cells for use as energy. When you have prediabetes, the cells in your body don’t…
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