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What should I do to lose weight if I have prediabetes?

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If you're overweight, slimming down is the key to turning the odds in your favor.

Research shows that shedding just 5% to 10% of your body weight is often enough to get blood sugar levels back into the normal range and avoid diabetes or at least delay its onset.

To reach your goal, limit portion sizes; cut calories; and eat fewer foods that are high in fat (especially saturated fat), sugar, and carbohydrates.

You should also eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.

From: How to Stop Prediabetes in Its Tracks WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning about Prediabetes," "What We Recommend."

CDC: "Prediabetes Facts," "Smoking and Diabetes."

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Nov.14, 2009. The Lancet,

Drugs.com: "Metformin."

National Diabetes Education Program: "Get Real! You Don't Have to Knock Yourself Out to Prevent Diabetes."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Diabetes Prevention Program," "Prediabetes."

Vlassopoulos, A. , Oct. 26, 2013. BMC Public Health

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning about Prediabetes," "What We Recommend."

CDC: "Prediabetes Facts," "Smoking and Diabetes."

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Nov.14, 2009. The Lancet,

Drugs.com: "Metformin."

National Diabetes Education Program: "Get Real! You Don't Have to Knock Yourself Out to Prevent Diabetes."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Diabetes Prevention Program," "Prediabetes."

Vlassopoulos, A. , Oct. 26, 2013. BMC Public Health

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 04, 2018

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