Diabetes

Prediabetes
About 86 million people have prediabetes but only nine million are aware of it. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Are you at risk? You may be at risk for pre-diabetes if you:
  • Are over 45 years of age
  • Are overweight
  • Have family history of diabetes
  • Had gestational diabetes while pregnant
  • Are not physically active
Lifestyle changes including modest weight loss, good nutrition and regular exercise can prevent prediabetes. Research shows these changes can also prevent and/or delay Type 2 diabetes in over half of patients with prediabetes. Talk to your health care provider.
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AHA News: Why Are Women With Diabetes at Greater Risk for Poor Heart Health?

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Diabetes can be a risk factor for heart disease – but for women, the condition can lead to worse outcomes than for men.

The statistics are striking: Compared to their male counterparts, women with diabetes have a twofold increased risk of heart disease. They're also more likely to have heart attacks earlier – and ones that are fatal.

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