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Diet And Exercise Can Lower Risk For Diabetes

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Good Diet and Diabetes

People with pre-diabetes lowered their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half simply by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight.

This occurred through 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week and by eating healthier.

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"Pre-diabetes" is the term used when a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Studies show that most people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. People with pre-diabetes also have a 1.5 times greater risk of getting cardiovascular disease (heart disease or stroke).

Who is at risk?

You are at increased risk for pre-diabetes if any of the following is true: