There is no shortage of guidance from medical professionals about the risks and management of diabetes. But there is another closely linked condition that is far more prevalent and requires fast action: prediabetes.
About 1 in 3 Americans currently have prediabetes. More alarmingly, 84% don’t know they have it. In fact, a 2018 study found that metabolic markers of prediabetes may occur 20 years before a diagnosis is made. This may be because some of the symptoms associated with a prediabetic state are often not obviously related. (For example, acanthosis nigricans is a related skin condition that involves darkening of the skin in areas such as the groin, neck, elbows and armpits.)
Studies show that up to 170 million Americans could be prediabetic by 2030, which means many people will find themselves sitting in a doctor’s office faced with the diagnosis. So what should you do when you hear those words? Here’s what you need to know:
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