Pre-diabetes happens when your blood sugar levels are consistently higher than normal. It is a serious condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes and damage your health, especially your heart. It is also your last opportunity to prevent type 2 diabetes. That is because pre-diabetes is much easier to reverse than type 2 diabetes. The onset of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle modifications such as maintaining a healthy weight, being more physically active, and making healthy food choices.
Pre-diabetes is more common than most people think. Its effects are serious, but the symptoms can go undetected for years. Unfortunately, that means most of the 88 million people living with pre-diabetes do not know that they have it. Do not wait to find out if you are at risk; take the one-minute test now: