Prediabetes? How to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes refers to blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. In this video, Dr. Diana Sherifali discusses how lifestyle changes, regular monitoring of blood glucose levels, education, and medications can help someone with prediabetes prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.


Learn the answers to the following questions: 

  • 1:12 What is prediabetes?
  • 2:00 What are prediabetes symptoms?
  • 3:15 What advice would you give someone with prediabetes?
  • 6:29 Are there any other strategies?
  • 9:20 How can you find a diabetes educator?

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