– By Susannah Keppo, Exercise Physiologist at Optimum Health Solutions
Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with pre – diabetes?
Prediabetes is a lifestyle, reversible condition that if left untreated can lead to type 2 diabetes. As the term suggests, prediabetes means that blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal although not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. There are no signs or symptoms of prediabetes and is usually only picked up on a blood test. Prediabetes also increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.
The risk factors for prediabetes
The risk factors for prediabetes are: