Obesity and Prediabetes

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According to the CDC, millions of US adults are living with prediabetes; a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes type 2. Progression to diabetes is not inevitable. However, without intervention, prediabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes within 10 years.

Lifestyle and behavior modifications, which can include weight loss, physical activity, smoking cessation, stress reduction, and medications, it is possible to reduce glucose levels to normal range and prevent type 2 diabetes. Basically with action, diabetes risk can be reduced, and prediabetes may be reversed.

You may be at risk for pre-diabetes if you:

  • Are over 45 years of age
  • Are overweight
  • Have a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Had gestational diabetes during pregnancy
  • Are not physically active at least three times a week

You’ve got Prediabetes? What now?

As you begin the first steps of your wellness journey - for yourself, family, or friend - find out if you are at risk.

We invite you to take the risk assessment at the link below and share the results with your healthcare provider. It will only take 60 seconds!

Prediabetes Risk Assessment
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