According to your results, it does appear that you may be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor about a prediabetes blood screening test, such as an A1C blood glucose test, and join a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).
If your doctor diagnoses you with prediabetes, here are some questions you may want to ask to learn more:
- What do you think is causing my prediabetes?
- What do you recommend I do to prevent my prediabetes from turning into Type 2 diabetes?
- How long do I need to follow your recommendations to prevent Type 2 diabetes?
- Can I lower my blood sugar by eating healthy, being physically active, reducing stress, and avoiding smoking?
- How often should I be checked for prediabetes with a blood test?
The good news is that you can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Small steps make a big difference and can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Visit diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) for information, tips on getting started, and ideas for simple, small steps you can take to help lower your risk.