Approximately 6 million Canadians over the age of 20 years are Pre-Diabetic. Some may even be Pre-Diabetic and not even know it!
Occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to diagnose Diabetes.
Pre-Diabetes is a KEY factor in developing Type 2 Diabetes. It can also increase your risk in developing heart disease or stroke.
Pre-Diabetes can be prevented and managed through health lifestyle changes. Taking steps to manage blood glucose levels when you have Pre-Diabetes can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes from occurring.
Speak with your family provider on regular screening for Diabetes.
Sources: Diabetes Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada