Preventing type 2 diabetes
Stop prediabetes in its tracks
It's estimated that up to 1 in 4 Americans has developed or has been diagnosed with prediabetes (insulin resistance). Many more are at risk. Having insulin resistance means that your blood sugar (glucose) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes.
Insulin resistance usually causes no symptoms, but can lead to worsening of cholesterol levels and high blood pressure — and it increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Moreover, once you develop prediabetes, research indicates that within 10 years, you're likely to go on to develop type 2 diabetes. That is, unless you do something about it.