Maybe your healthcare provider (HCP) tested your blood sugar level and told you that you have prediabetes.
What does this mean, exactly? Do you now run the risk of developing full-blown diabetes?
Here, you'll get answers to your questions about prediabetes, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Even if you haven't been diagnosed but worry you're at risk, it’s important to make an appointment with your HCP.
They can talk to you about your symptoms, help you monitor your blood sugar levels, work with you on developing healthy eating and exercise habits, and provide the care you need to stay on a healthy path.
Do your parents have prediabetes? Do you carry extra weight around your midsection? How active are you? Learn what you need to know about prediabetes and talk to your HCP about what may cause prediabetes and whether you're at risk for developing it.
Can you have prediabetes and not even know it? What are the signs of prediabetes, if any? If you think you're at risk of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, empower yourself with the facts and then talk with your HCP about what steps to take next.
Only your HCP can properly diagnose prediabetes. But what does that involve? Is it done with a simple blood test? You may have heard about A1C testing, but do you know what's involved? Read more about the tests your HCP might use to help you come up with a care plan.
Is there such a thing as a prediabetes diet? If you have prediabetes, does it mean giving up all the foods you love? What about working out? Will you need to take prescription medication? Find answers to these questions and more and get the information you need about prediabetes diets, treatments, and more.