Health Tip: Understanding Prediabetes

Health Tip: Understanding Prediabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Before developing type 2 diabetes, people may have prediabetes, says the American Diabetes Association. Prediabetes is marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that aren't quite high enough to qualify as diabetes.

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Prediabetes can be difficult to recognize. People usually find out that they have the condition after being tested for diabetes.

If you do have prediabetes, you should be seen by a doctor every one-to-two years to be checked for full-blown diabetes.

Eating healthier foods, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight can help keep your blood sugar at bay, the association says.

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