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Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Help Prevent Prediabetes|
ALLEN, Texas — Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are consistently above normal ranges, yet too low to be diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Research shows a correlation between prediabetes and damage to your body’s cardiovascular system and indicates it is a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Many who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may have unknowingly had prediabetes.
There are ways to prevent prediabetes or at least lower the risk of it turning into type 2 diabetes. Exercising and eating a healthy diet are key. According to the ADA, exercising at least 30 minutes per day and eating a healthy diet can significantly reduce the risk of prediabetes developing into type 2 diabetes.
Walking can be a great way to start. Not only does it lower the risk for diabetes, but walking can also lower the risk of other ailments and conditions. Working with a registered dietitian can you make good decisions about eating the right foods for your health goals. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen offers appointments with registered dietitians.
“If you think you are at risk of prediabetes, consult your doctor especially if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Andrew Minigutti, a physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. “It is important to consider life changes such as adding an exercise routine and changing your eating habits to ward off conditions like prediabetes. Even the smallest change can benefit your health.”
For more information, visit American Diabetes Association website. Texas Health Resources offers educational opportunities about diabetes. For information about these opportunities, visit TexasHealth.org/Allen.
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