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How many people have prediabetes in the U.S. and what are its risks?

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According to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, which can lead to diabetes if you don't make healthy lifestyle changes that your doctor recommends. It also raises the risk for heart disease, although not as much as diabetes does. It's possible to keep prediabetes from becoming diabetes with diet and exercise.

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2."

American Diabetes Association: "Checking Your Blood Glucose;" "Type 2 Diabetes Complications;" and ''National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011.''

Robertson, R. 2003. Diabetes,

Brownlee, M. 1994. Diabetes,

Wautier, J. 1994. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,

Christiansen, J. "What Is Normal Glucose?" presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, September 13, 2006.

Fuller, J. 1980. Lancet,

Riddle, M. 1990. Diabetes Care,

Rao, S. 2004. American Family Physician,

MedlinePlus: "Hypoglycemia."

Cryer, P. 1993. American Journal of Physiology,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2."

American Diabetes Association: "Checking Your Blood Glucose;" "Type 2 Diabetes Complications;" and ''National Diabetes Fact Sheet 2011.''

Robertson, R. 2003. Diabetes,

Brownlee, M. 1994. Diabetes,

Wautier, J. 1994. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA,

Christiansen, J. "What Is Normal Glucose?" presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, September 13, 2006.

Fuller, J. 1980. Lancet,

Riddle, M. 1990. Diabetes Care,

Rao, S. 2004. American Family Physician,

MedlinePlus: "Hypoglycemia."

Cryer, P. 1993. American Journal of Physiology,

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 10, 2018

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