Diabetes — Prediabetes
November Health Focus: Week 2
A blood test is often the first indication that you may have increased levels of glucose (sugars) in your blood. If these are higher than normal you may be diagnosed with prediabetes. If you are diagnosed with prediabetes, you are not alone. Over 88 million Americans have prediabetes. The good news is that people with prediabetes can stall and even prevent type 2 diabetes by making healthy lifestyle changes.
Changing your habits regarding diet and exercise when diagnosed with prediabetes can help you delay or prevent the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
Some tips to help manage food and weight include:
Research is inconclusive about cinnamon supplements on lowering blood sugar, but there is no harm in adding cinnamon to foods. Adding cinnamon is a healthier way to flavor food and beverages than using sugar.
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