November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to statistics, more than 29 million Americans in the United States have diabetes. Of those, more than 8 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. Dr. Suzan Saber discusses what you can do if you have been told you have pre-diabetes.
Dr. Suzan Saber
Rochester Regional Health
Q: My doctor told me my blood sugar is elevated and I have pre-diabetes; does that mean I’m going to get diabetes?
A: People with pre-diabetes are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Encouragingly research shows dietary and lifestyle change may successfully bring blood sugars back down into the non-diabetes range and avoid a diabetes diagnosis.
Research shows the following two things are effective in preventing diabetes:
Weight Loss: A 7% weight loss if you are overweight (for most people between 10-20 pounds)
Physical Activity: 150 minutes/week of moderate paced activity (for example walking for 30 minutes five times per week)
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