Pre-Diabetes & Preventing Type 2 Diabetes – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Pre-diabetes increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, plus heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Fradkin: The two biggest risk factors are probably a family history of type 2 diabetes, and being overweight or obese.
Narrator: Dr. Judith Fradkin, with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, says there are different ways to get tested.
Dr. Fradkin: Pre-diabetes can be established either on the basis of a fasting blood sugar or on the basis of a glucose challenge test where you drink a sugary solution and then check your blood sugar two hours later.
Narrator: For details on 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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