Pre-diabetes is now beginning to be understood as the major risk factor in developing type 2 diabetes. Unlike full-blown type 2 diabetes, however, pre-diabetes can be cured. In American, American Diabetes Alert Day takes place on Tuesday, in a bid to educate more non-diabetics who might have pre-diabetes about the risks that they face. Pre-diabetes is widely regarded as occurring due to poor diet, and a lack of physical activity.
One dieticia, Joan Procopio, was reported as saying “type 2 diabetes is pretty preventable.” She is the program manager for the Health Department’s new program to prevent chronic diseases. She went on “There are some genetic and age issues, but if you eat right and watch your diet and blood pressure, you increase your chances of not developing it.”
Pre-diabetes is something of an epidemic in America and many other parts of the world, as is largely attributed to the spread of a sedentary, indolent Western lifestyle based around a bad diet and low exercise levels. Obesity rates have risen sharply, causing diabetes and pre-diabetes to surge in levels.
Numerous studies have shown that eating less food, and choosing the food you do eat well, when combined with 30 minutes of exercise per day, could greatly reduce the risk of diabetes, and prove an effective method of curing pre-diabetes.

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