Did you know, that 1 out of 3 adults have prediabetes? Prediabetes is a period in time when your blood glucose levels are slightly elevated, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. The good news is, type 2 diabetes is highly preventable.
Type 2 diabetes is highly preventable. A few simple lifestyle changes can make a difference. Here are some things that can be done to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes:
- Lose weight and keep it off. You may be able to prevent or delay diabetes by losing 5 to 7 percent of your starting weight.
- Move more. Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week.
- Eat healthy foods most of the time. Eat smaller portions to reduce the amount of calories you eat each day and help you lose weight. Choosing foods with less fat is another way to reduce calories.