• Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States
  • It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney damage, and other health conditions if not kept under control.
  • The good news is that people who are at a high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make healthy changes. They can include:
  • Eating healthy
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Losing weight
  • Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes.”
  • Prediabetes is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.
  • If you have prediabetes, you should be checked for type 2 diabetes every one to two years.

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