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What is Prediabetes?
Published: 2/25/2010

Prediabetes – having higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not yet in the range of diabetes – puts you at increased risk for developing type 2 or full-blown diabetes. To help address prediabetes, as well as prevent other forms of diabetes, consider these four lifestyle changes:

  1. Get daily physical activity. Exercise improves the action of insulin, moving glucose out of the bloodstream and into tissues where it can be used for energy.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, the more pounds you lose, the less your chance of developing diabetes. Talk with your doctor about what your optimum weight should be, and how to achieve it.
  3. Eat a diet low in refined carbohydrates, and incorporate fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and monounsaturated fats (such as olive oil) into your diet.
  4. Manage your health. Get regular checkups for blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and seek treatment if necessary.

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Working toward optimum health and maintaining a strong immune system is especially important for diabetics. Start by eating a diet designed to address diabetes; add in regular exercise and plenty of fluids; and consider taking immune supportive supplements. Learn more – visit the Vitamin Advisor, and if you decide to purchase our supplements save up to 25%.

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Working toward optimum health and maintaining a strong immune system is especially important for diabetics. Start by eating a diet designed to address diabetes; add in regular exercise and plenty of fluids; and consider taking immune supportive supplements. Learn more – visit the Vitamin Advisor, and if you decide to purchase our supplements save up to 25%.


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