Have you been told by your Physician that you are a pre-diabetic?
Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough for you to be diagnosed with diabetes. The blood sugar range for pre-diabetes is 100-125 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), and the
A1c range is 5.7% to 6.4%.
According to the Mayo Clinic, without lifestyle changes, people with
pre-diabetes are very likely to progress to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes
can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney
damage, nerve damage, amputations, and blindness.
You can reverse pre-diabetes by exercising 30-60 minutes/day
and losing 5-10% of your body weight. Stop smoking. Eat a healthy
well-balanced diet. Choose foods low in fat & calories and high in
fiber. Focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Strive for a variety
of foods to help you achieve your goals.
Are you interested in more information? Call Linda Reichart, RN, CDE at
724-841-0980 x110 to learn more - "How to Reverse Pre-diabetes!"