How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes


How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes

About 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, but only about 1 in 10 knows it. What works best to prevent it from becoming a real drug for diabetes or for diet and exercise?

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I often hear the diet and exercise described as 60% effective intervention. That's still almost twice as effective as the drug, but that other study really showed that it can be more like 100% in people who actually do it. So is diet and exercise 100% effective or only 60% effective? On a population scale, since so many people really do not, it can only be 60% effective. But on an individual level, if you want to know what the odds are that you do not have diabetes if you change your lifestyle, then the 100% response is more accurate. Lifestyle interventions only work when we do them. Kale is only healthy if it really gets in the mouth. It is not healthy to sit on the shelf.

How about preventing prediabetes in the first place? See Prevention of prediabetes from eating more (and my next video) Preventing prediabetes in children

Some things we may want to avoid can be found in my videos Eggs and Diabetes (and Fish and Diabetes (

What if we already have the disease? Watch Diabetics should take their pulses (and my new live presentation from the table to the ability: fighting disabling diseases with diet

What if you do not have time to exercise? Take a look at your health (

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