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Prediabetes (cont.)

Prevention

Even if you have risk factors for prediabetes, you can still take steps to prevent the disease. And if you already have prediabetes, these same steps can keep it from turning into type 2 diabetes.

Your risk for prediabetes is higher if you are overweight and physically inactive. So:

Small steps to prevention

The National Diabetes Education Program's "Small Steps, Big Rewards" program shows ways you can make small changes to your lifestyle that can have a big impact on preventing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

These changes include:

  • Setting weight-loss goals.
  • Adding exercise to your life.
  • Tracking your progress.

For more information, see the National Diabetes Education Program website at www.ndep.nih.gov.

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