What does prediabetes mean for me?

Being prediabetic puts you at a higher risk for developing diabetes, which can lead to damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. Having prediabetes increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. Prediabetes also increases your serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein and triglycerides in your blood, which can damage your heart.

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There is good news! Following your doctor’s advice, taking any medication that has been prescribed and leading a good lifestyle with physical activity and a high-fibre diet can lower your chances of developing diabetes and even return your blood glucose levels to normal.