Self-Assessment for Prediabetes Prevention

We talked with Dr. Chip Mainous about one of his latest articles regarding pre-diabetes prevention. Dr. Mainous is a professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and may be underreported as many people do not know they have it. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and even reversed, through lifestyle changes including diet and exercise. Prediabetes is a diagnosed condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, prediabetes affects approximately one in three American adults, but 84% don’t know that they have it?

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