Prediabetes

Brought to you by Andrew Altobelli – RPH

Prediabetes, also known as borderline diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, is when your blood sugar level is higher than it should be but not high enough for your doctor to diagnose you with diabetes. Almost all people who develop type II diabetes have prediabetes first. About 84 million people in the United States are affected, but about 90% of them don’t know it.

Some predisposing factors of prediabetes are:

  • Age over 45
  • Lack of exercise
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet lacking in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains
  • Family history of diabetes

To learn more or to take a prediabetes risk test, stop into the pharmacy and speak with our pharmacists.

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