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Living Well: pre-diabetes 12/11/13

Diabetes isn't a disease that suddenly appears one day. It's the result of a progression that starts with pre-diabetes.
What is pre-diabetes?
Diabetes isn't a disease that suddenly appears one day. It's the result of a progression that starts with pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not so high that they are classified as diabetic.
People with pre-diabetes are five to six times more likely to develop diabetes over time. Diabetes increases your risk of developing problems with your eyes, heart and kidneys. The good news is that you can halt this progression. Simply put, most people have pre-diabetes because aspects of their lifestyle need improving. It's pivotal that you get your fasting blood sugar levels back into normal range, (60-100).
This can be accomplished by increasing your activity level, eating a more balanced diet that is high in fiber and low in sugar, losing weight and working with a registered dietician.
Reminding you to live well, I'm Debbie DeAngelo, Fox News.
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