by Tammy Hall RN, MSN, Diabetes Educator
Prediabetes (insulin resistance) is a significant health issue affecting one in three American adults. Most people with prediabetes do not know they have it.
Who is at risk?
Prediabetes and diabetes used to be considered a disease that affected older adults only; however, prediabetes is becoming more prevalent in the adolescent and young adult populations who are overweight. The most significant risk factors in the development of prediabetes are being overweight or obese and sedentary lifestyle habits. Artificial sweeteners and preservatives and inflammation also play a significant role in the development of prediabetes/type 2 diabetes.
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