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About Pre-diabetes

Nearly one in 4 adults over 25 years old has either diabetes or a condition known as pre-diabetes. 

This is when the blood glucose levels are higher than normal - but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes.  Pre-diabetic is usually detected via an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.

Common risk factors for Pre-diabetes are:

  • being overweight - especially those who have excess weight around the waistline.
  • being physically inactive
  • having high 'bad cholesterol' levels
  • having high blood pressure
  • having a family history of type diabetes and/or heart disease.

Treatment is life-style change - getting active, eating healthier foods and losing weight.

Please see your doctor if you think you may have pre-diabetes.

If you'd like to know more about getting healthy our dietitians at Diabetes Meals Online offer a free Healthy Lifestyle Course

For more information contact your State Diabetes Organisation on 1300 136 588

 

 

 

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