Learn More About Prediabetes
Prediabetes is a condition that comes before diabetes. It means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough to be called diabetes. Approximately 88 million American adults - more than 1 in 3 - have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 84% do not know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
The good news is that if you have prediabetes, the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.
Causes Of Prediabetes
Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas that acts like a key to let blood sugar into cells for use as energy. If you have prediabetes, the cell in your body do not respond normally to insulin. Your pancreas makes more insulin to try to get cells to respond. Eventually, your pancreas cannot keep up, and your blood sugar rises, setting the stage for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes down the road.
Can I Delay Or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
You may be able to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changes. We know that diet, exercise, rest, and stress are all lifestyle issues that affect your blood sugar levels. We can work with you to modify these factors to help prevent diabetes.