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What
can I do ?

What
can I do ?


Finding out you are prediabetic may be just the wake-up call to make positive changes to your life!

If you are prediabetic, your doctor may suggest several steps. Some simple changes to your lifestyle are the first step. If lifestyle changes do not control your blood sugar levels, then medications may also be an option.

 

Lifestyle interventions

 

In people with prediabetes, lifestyle interventions can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes and its complications. It’s reported that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced by 58% after lifestyle interventions such as a balanced diet, exercise and weight loss.1,2

 

Balanced diet

Balanced diet

Making small dietary changes can reduce your risk of developing diabetes.2

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Regular exercise or physical activity

Being active improves your fitness and helps your body to better control blood sugar levels.2

Weight loss

Weight loss

If you are overweight, losing a few pounds lowers your blood sugar, improves your health and helps you feel better.1

Other treatments

If lifestyle changes are unable to control your blood sugar level, your doctor can discuss other treatments that might be able to help.

IF YOU ARE PREDIABETIC, YOUR DOCTOR WILL CHOOSE THE INTERVENTION THAT IS BEST FOR YOU.




1. Bansal N. Prediabetes diagnosis and treatment: A review. World J Diabetes. 2015; 6(2): 296-303.

2. Tabak AG, et al. Prediabetes: a high-risk state for diabetes development. Lancet. 2012; 379(9833): 2279-2290.