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Things We Ignorantly Do Every day That Raise Prediabetes Risk

Prediabetes is the precursor of diabetes. You don't just get diabetes, you must have had prediabetes. People with prediabetes have very high blood sugar levels but it's not high enough for doctors to confirm as type 2 diabetes. Many people are currently living with prediabetes yet they don't know because this disease usually shows no symptoms.

When prediabetes is not diagnosed and treated early, it could end up turning into diabetes which is an incurable disease. There are certain categories of people who are likely to develop prediabetes due to their lifestyle, family history or weight. In this article, I'll like to enlighten you about these people according to Mayo Clinic

1. You ignore your obesity- Some people know that they are obese, yet do nothing about it. If your waist is larger the 40 inches as a man and more than 35 as a woman, you have a great risk of having prediabetes and if you don't work towards decreasing your weight it might become full-blown diabetes

2. You are always inactive- People who sit in a place for hours behind a desk, watching TV shows or snacking are putting themselves at risk of having prediabetes. You can reduce this risk by exercising for at least 30 minutes every day and increasing your physical activity during the day

3. You still eat unhealthily- After all the recent sensitization about the health problems that come with eating unhealthy, some people still indulge in consuming red meat, processed meat, sugary foods and beverages and soft drinks, these persons have a risk of having prediabetes

4. People who smoke tobacco- Smoking makes your body resist insulin, a hormone that helps to regulate your blood sugar level. This can result in prediabetes and if care is not taken, evolves into diabetes.

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