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Are you pre-diabetic?

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 17:44:02-04

Mel Camp spoke with Dr. Vienne about pre-diabetes. You could have it and not even realize it. There is something you can do about it.

Pre-diabetes is any sugar level that is not normal. Traditionally, labs have reported it at anything more than 100 and less than 126 which is diabetes.

The more at-risk individual are people who are overweight, have a family history of diabetes, people who are physically inactive meaning they don’t’ exercise three times a week but there are also some racial lines that they see with this. African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Alaska Natives and American Indians are at risk. It is important that you connect with your doctor and get your blood sugar tested so you know what your level is.

Knowledge is power. It is important to address this early on if you are pre-diabetic, so you don’t become diabetic. If you have pre-diabetes, you can help bring blood sugar back to normal by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.