It’s real. It’s common. And most importantly, it’s reversible. You can prevent or delay prediabetes from developing into type 2 diabetes with simple, proven lifestyle changes.
Can prediabetes be reversed permanently?
Yes, prediabetes can be reversed. The most effective way to reverse prediabetes, or return to normal blood sugar levels, is to focus on exercise, healthy eating, and losing weight. Some medications may also work to stop prediabetes becoming diabetes, but none have been approved by the FDA.
How long will it take to reverse prediabetes?
Most people diagnosed with prediabetes develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years. This means you should have time to prevent this from happening. On the other hand, it takes about three years to reverse prediabetes. You also have to change your lifestyle.
Can you reverse prediabetes for good?
Eating a “clean” diet, which consists of healthier choices, can help restore normal blood sugar levels. This can reverse prediabetes and help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Is being prediabetic bad?
Having prediabetes also puts you at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Prediabetes can result in symptoms and complications of diabetes, especially when it goes undetected. If left untreated, prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes.
Is prediabetes really a thing?
Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 88 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes.
Can I eat sugar if I am prediabetic?
If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, you’ll need to eat fewer simple carbs (sugary foods) and eat more complex carbs and fiber. Our dietitian explains the best changes to make to avoid developing type 2 diabetes.