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      Prediabetes: Can it be reversed?


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      Having high blood sugar

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      aking healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, exercising, and dropping excess weight may help prevent the disease.



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      he American Diabetes Association says for some people at risk, taking the drug metformin may help too.



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      n healthy people, sugar enters the blood stream after we eat. Then the Hormone insulin gets involved helping the body's cells absorb the sugar and turn it into energy.



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      n people with prediabetes this




      process starts to work less efficiently and sugar builds up in your blood stream. With type 2 diabetes things worsen and people often have to be treated with insulin.



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      f you already have diabetes, you can still make lifestyle changes to help control the disease. In people who are overweight, losing only 5 to 10 percent of their body weight can help improve their condition.



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      hen it comes to food, instead of a restrictive diet, focus on cutting the fat and calories but don't skimp on fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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