If you have had a recent blood test and been told that you are “prediabetic” this means you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is nothing to worry about yet as it can be prevented with some simple lifestyle changes. You are at risk of diabetes if your blood sugar level is raised above normal levels but is not quite high enough to confirm diabetes. This leaflet will tell you more about Prediabetes (also known as Impaired Glucose Tolerance)
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
If you have been told you are prediabetic read about the lifestyle changes you should make on the Diabetes UK website;
Lifestyle changes include things like;
- Eat healthy
- Move more (this doesn’t necessarily mean strenuous exercise, just starting with a short walk down the road every day could be enough)
- Lose any excess weight you are carrying. If you are struggling with this please speak to someone in practice.
Know Your Risk
If you don’t have your blood sugar levels (HbA1C) but want to know if you are at risk, complete the Diabetes UK risk survey below to find out your risk score.