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When your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, you have pre-diabetes. 15 - 30% of people with pre-diabetes will develop Type 2 diabetes within five years if they do not make lifestyle changes now. things to do now if you are PRE-DIABETIC 1 MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT For most people, losing weight is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Typically, losing 5-7% of body weight leads to the greatest result in overall health. 3 EAT HEALTHY A healthy diet helps control glucose levels. Eat regular meals that include a variety of healthy foods and moderate portions. START EXERCISING! Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. Remember, you can split up your 30 minutes in small increments throughout your day! A diet rich in good fats, fish, fiber and healthy carbohydrates keeps your blood sugar within a healthy range. 2 Simple exercises include: walking, jogging, biking, swimming 3 5 4 FOLLOW-UP WITH 4 TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS It's important to take medications to keep other health concerns under control. YOUR PHYSICIAN Together with your physician, you can work to make sure you stay on the right path toward overall health. If you need additional guidance on your journey, talk to your doctor about diabetes education and available If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you may need to take medications to stay within a healthy range. support groups. For more information about diabetes, visit promedica.org/Diabetes. Sources 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report. (2015, May 15). Retrieved October 16, 2015. PROMEDICA HealthConnect Statisties About Diabetes. (n.d.J. Retrieved October 16, 2015. www.ede.gowdiabetes/datastatistica/2014atatiaticarepart.html www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics O 2015 ProMedica LO LO

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