The St. Luke's Hospital Spirit of Women program wants to help you take action for your health and the health of your family. With that in mind, each month we give you the scoop on a different health topic, with quick tips and helpful resources. Because the more you know, the easier it is to take action for better health.
Take Simple Steps to Prevent Pre-diabetes
1 in 3 adults have pre-diabetes - and 9 out of 10 don't even know they have it. (Pre-diabetes is a blood glucose higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes.)
Making small lifestyle changes and adapting healthy behaviors can help prevent diabetes, including:
Maintain a Healthy Weight
This includes diet and regular exercise. If you are overweight, start by making a commitment to lose just 5% of your current body weight.