Second Opinion with Joan Lunden: Pre-Diabetes

Second Opinion with Joan Lunden: Pre-Diabetes

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 8:00pm - 8:30pm

Host Joan Lunden

Credit: Max Schulte

Cases of, and morbidity from, diabetes continues to rise. One of the critical areas of work is to stop pre-diabetes from turning into full-fledged diabetes.

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 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

The good news is that if you have prediabetes, the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Learn more on this episode of Second Opinion with Joan Lunden, airing Thursday, March 17 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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