Diabetes Month QA3

November 10, 2016

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.

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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) 

Rochester Regional offers comprehensive diabetes and endocrinology services to help you on your journey to better health. For more information on Rochester Regional Health Diabetes and Endocrinology services available, visit our website

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