At least 57 million Americans, nearly one in every six people, have prediabetes. Could you be one of them? Prediabetes or a prediabetic condition means that blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough to be diagnosed as a diabetic. Research has shown that most people will go on to develop type 2 diabetes in less than 10 years.
As you might expect, even a prediabetic condition can lead to serious long-term health problems. Heart and circulatory problems are often seen in prediabetics. This means that it is not enough to simply manage blood glucose levels. Managing diabetes also includes managing high blood pressure and cholesterol to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
If you are one of the 57 million prediabetics, take it seriously. It is more than a little inconvenience; it could be the beginning of an array of serious health problems. Knowledge is power. If you know you are prediabetic, make minor changes today to prevent more serious problems later.