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Stop Prediabetes

When your doctor diagnoses you with prediabetes, that means you have a blood sugar level that is higher than normal and are at risk for diabetes. However, there are ways you can stop prediabetes and reverse its effects:

Lose weight – Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help bring your blood sugar to a normal level.

Ahmad Zaki Sheikh, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD
Ahmad Zaki Sheikh, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD

Eat a healthy diet – “It is so important that you pay careful attention to what you eat,” says Ahmad Z. Sheikh, MD, FACE, ECNU, CCD, endocrinologist at Saint Francis Medical Center. “A diet that is low in carbohydrates and fat and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help you turn your health around.”

Exercise – If you are not used to exercise, start slow: Take a 30-minute walk every other day. Gradually, you can build up your endurance and exercise longer and more often.

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