Prediabetes - What Happens
a warning sign that you are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes.
When you have prediabetes,
you're also at higher risk for eye, nerve, kidney and heart disease, and for stroke. For more information on these complications, see the topic
Type 2 Diabetes.
One Man's Story:
When he first found out he
had prediabetes, Jerry felt angry and frustrated. His doctor told him to lose
weight and get more exercise, or else run the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
"I thought, 'What's the point? I might still get diabetes.' I felt like I was stuck either way. But it turns out there's a lot you
Read more about Jerry.
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and
related health problems by making healthy lifestyle changes, such
- Watching your weight.
- Making healthy food choices.
- Being active.
For more information, see Prevention.