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Nov. 10 2008 12:00 AM

Too many American adults are unaware of "pre-diabetes" and not enough take action to reduce their risk, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Thursday.
People with pre-diabetes — a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes — are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can prevent or delay development of diabetes and its complications.
More than 25 percent of Americans have pre-diabetes but, in 2006, only four percent of adults had ever been told they had the condition, said the CDC researchers, who analyzed data on about 24,000 adults who took part in the 2006 U.S. National Health Interview Survey.
News release derived from HealthDay.comRead the full article >>


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