Are you a prediabetic?
About 1 in 4 adult patients in Ballyward are prediabetic.
Their blood sugars are higher than normal but not as high as in diabetes.
Those who are prediabetic are between 5-15 times more likely to get diabetes eventually.
Check on your risk of developing diabetes here.
If your risk is moderate or high, book a fasting blood glucose with the Nurse.
Fasting Blood Glucose
A fasting blood glucose is checked in the morning after an overnight fast with no food or drink on the morning of the test.
The result can be
- high in keeping with diabetes
- above normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic. This is the prediabetic group.
If you have prediabetes, you can reduce your risk of developing diabetes by
- dietary care
- smaller portion sizes
- change in eating pattern
- Exercising on a daily basis
Advice about a healthy diet
Advice about exercise
Information about prediabetes