Life can allow so many directions. There are many paths to choose from and every decision we make can lead us further down a path.
Sometimes we are lucky enough to see a sign that lets us know we are headed to a place we don’t want to go. Prediabetes is a wakeup call that one is on the path to diabetes. It’s not too late to turn things around for those who are lucky enough to see this warning sign.
Prediabetes is when blood sugar is higher than it should be but not in the range high enough to be diabetes.
Glucose level ranges from a fasting glucose test are:
- Less than 100: Normal
- 100–125: Prediabetes
- 126 or higher: Diabetes
Diabetes causes chronically high blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar is high, the energy you are giving your body isn’t reaching the cells. That’s like adding gas to a car that has a leak in the fuel line.
If you are one of the 86 million American adults with Prediabetes, then follow these 3 key lifestyle changes:
- Eat healthier
- Get regular physical activity
- Maintain a healthy weight
The above 3 lifestyle changes can switch your path and save you from a 30 percent likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes.