People with prediabetes need to take steps to prevent their condition from developing further. If their risk of diabetes is especially high, their doctor might prescribe medication to control their glucose levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol. In less advanced cases, however, the doctor will likely only suggest that the individual change their habits to improve their health.
You can prevent prediabetes from developing further by losing excess weight (studies show that even losing 5% of your body weight can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes). You can also treat your condition by increasing your physical activity each week to 150 minutes a week (30 minutes a day, five days a week), ceasing the use of tobacco products, and eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.
These changes will improve your prediabetes — but they’ll also make you feel better overall, making them a great choice for anyone at risk of prediabetes or other health conditions.