Know Where You Stand: If 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, that mean it could be you, your boss, your boss’s boss.
Prediabetes affects 84 million Americans and has lasting health outcomes. but luckily it can be reversed. Learning your risk is the first step to a healthier future. While people may know that type 2 diabetes is a serious health concern, far fewer people know about prediabetes. Prediabetes is a serious but reversible conditions
Individuals with prediabetes have higher than normal blood sugar but not high enough yet to be considered type 2 diabetes. Basically, when you have prediabetes you’re on the road to developing type 2 diabetes and are also increased risk for other serious health problems such as stroke and heart disease. Nearly 90 percent of people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it.
But it’s not all bad news. With the right steps, prediabetes can be reverse. The key is to find out whether you’re at risk early on. That’s why the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) have partnered with the Ad Council to lauch a public service adverstising (PSA) campaign to raise awareness of prediabetes and help people take steps to prevent or delay developing type 2 diabetes.
But what exactly are those steps? Well they’re things you already know you should be doing for a healthier lifestyle, like eating better, losing weight and getting at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week.