Pre-Diabetes & Preventing Type 2 Diabetes – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
Fradkin: About 57 million Americans have it.
Narrator: Dr. Judith Fradkin is with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Fradkin: But the important thing to remember about pre-diabetes is that there really are no symptoms of pre-diabetes. So, it’s really important to get tested.
Narrator: Pre-diabetes increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Findings show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. For details on pre-diabetes, and more about medical research, visit www.nih.gov Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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