Archive for November 9th, 2012
If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, you can take a “wait-and-see” approach to developing type 2 diabetes or you can become proactive in your attempts to prevent your condition form developing into diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association explains that before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes.
The good news is there are things you can do to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Management and Supplies Learning Center contains a discussion on pre-diabetes and the lifestyle changes that can help you prevent diabetes. Commitments to diet and exercise changes are very good starts.