Pre-Diabetes

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!" 

103 Bonnie Drive, Butler, PA 16002

Tel: 724-841-0980

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