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Diabetes and Prediabetes - 5 Simple Steps to Let Go of Your Fears. Podcast Episode 19

With Prediabetes and Diabetes on the Rise, 5 Things You Must Know

  • More than 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes.
  • Worldwide there are 422 million people with diabetes. With 1.6 million deaths a year directly attributed to diabetes.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 four adults living with diabetes don’t know they have the condition. That’s 7.2 million Americans. Only 11.6 percent of adults with prediabetes know they have it.
  • It’s important to raise awareness of diabetes.
  • Left without intervention, prediabetics is likely to develop diabetes within 5 to 10 years.

Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

You can get screened for diabetes and prediabetes. If you have risk factors such as having a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inactive and overweight. I recommend that anyone over the age of 40 should be screened.

Risk Factors Include:

  • Family history
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Being inactive
  • Being overweight (especially...
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