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Prediabetes: 4 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

The Healthy Logo By Reader's Digest Editors of The Healthy | Slide 1 of 6: If you have prediabetes—it means you have higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You'll no doubt want to know how to prevent diabetes from developing. Just like type 2 diabetes itself, prediabetes is linked to complications associated with the disease, such as nerve damage, blindness, and amputation. Many times it’s curable with exercise and a healthier diet, but once it progresses, it's significantly harder to treat. Here are four simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent diabetes.

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If you have prediabetes—it means you have higher-than-normal levels of blood sugar, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You'll no doubt want to know how to prevent diabetes from developing. Just like type 2 diabetes itself, prediabetes is linked to complications associated with the disease, such as nerve damage, blindness, and amputation. Many times it’s curable with exercise and a healthier diet, but once it progresses, it's significantly harder to treat. Here are four simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent diabetes.

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