Each November marks the recognition of National Diabetes Month.
In a 2017 report, the Centers for Disease Control states that 86 million US adults aged 18 years or older have prediabetes, that’s roughly 34% of the population. And, like high blood pressure, many people with prediabetes aren’t aware they have it.
Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, prediabetes is very likely to progress to type 2, and the long-term damage of diabetes may already be starting.
There’s good news, however. Progression to type 2 isn’t inevitable. Eating healthy foods, being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight can help bring your blood sugar level back to normal.
The Type 2 Diabetic Cookbook & Action Plan: A Three-Month Kickstart Guide For Living Well With Type 2 Diabetes
By Martha Mckittrick RD, Michelle Anderson
Rockridge Press | 2017–226 pages
Receiving a type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be frightening―and learning to manage your diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming. Here’s real-world guidance and a practical diabetic cookbook in order to live and eat well with type 2 diabetes.