I recently read a shocking statistic: 1 out of 3 adults living in the United States have pre type 2 diabetes – not that they might have it, or likely could have it, but do have it.
Are you the 1 out of 3?
What’s the big deal about having prediabetes anyway?
Plenty! Just break down the name of the condition and you’ll understand right away: Pre- (before or prior to) diabetes (type 2, specifically; type 1 is usually diagnosed in children and young adults when the body does not produce insulin, and only about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1). So, there is a stage or condition between normal and diabetic and it is called prediabetes. And the great news is, it’s preventable and reversible!
Don’t let that pre- become the real thing!
If you’re not familiar with the damage diabetes can cause, here are a few facts to consider:
Eyes – the eyes can experience blurry vision, “floaters” or spots, and blindness can develop.
Brain – the brain is subject to inflammation just like o...