At MaineHealth, healthcare professionals help get prediabetes under control. We offer classes and one-on-one counseling to help people make healthy choices with the goal of preventing diabetes.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is when blood sugar (glucose) is high, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to Type 2 diabetes, a serious medical condition. In order to stop prediabetes people often need to lose weight, have a healthier diet and make other lifestyle changes.
A lot of times there are no symptoms or signs. A blood test can tell if your glucose (sugar) level in the blood is too high.
Prevention and Treatment
Lifestyle changes can help prevent prediabetes and can help people get their high blood sugar levels back to normal. Losing weight and getting 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week is recommended. Your doctor also may prescribe medication.