Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to diagnose as type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and other health conditions like heart disease or stroke. From working with clients with this condition, I always like to remind them it is not a death sentence! Being active and eating right can cut your chance of developing type 2 diabetes in HALF! By seeing a trainer, you’ve already made a step in the right direction towards a healthy lifestyle change.
The next question I typically get is where to start. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity a week, which equates to 20-30 minutes on most days of the week, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity which reduces your workout time to only 3 days per week! It may seem daunting at first, but once you get started, I promise you’ll find activities you enjoy and you’ll love the way you start to feel.
Don’t know if you have or are at risk for developing prediabetes? Take the quiz below!
Take this 1-minute risk test: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/risktest/index.html