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96 million Americans have pre-diabetes. That’s nearly 1 third of the US population.
80% of those people don’t even know they have prediabetes. Why is this important? Well, it increases your risk for type two diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
So, how do you figure out if you have prediabetes?
Lab tests or blood glucose monitors will help make that determination. If your fasting sugar is running between 100 and 126. Or if your hemoglobin A1C, which is a blood test, is anywhere between 5.7 to 6.4. You will be diagnosed as prediabetes.
Prediabetes is a warning sign. Get tested and know your risk. If you fall within the prediabetic range, your doctor will be able to help you make the necessary changes.