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What is Pre-Diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Pre-diabetes may be related to too little insulin being produced or decreased response to insulin by the body. People diagnosed with pre-diabetes have a higher risk of developing diabetes in the future.

Many adults with pre-diabetes are overweight. The good news is achieving and maintaining a weight loss of just 5% to 7% of your body weight (about 10 to 20 pounds) can delay or even prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes. Of course, this weight loss needs to be the result of increased physical activity plus healthy eating. Moderate weight loss may also help lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol, as well as decrease the need for certain medications.


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  • Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 3rd edition
  • Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy, 4th edition by Hope Warshaw