More than 1 out of 3 American adults now have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Before you assume that doesn’t include you or anyone you love, here’s an even more startling estimate: the CDC says 90% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
Prediabetes is one of those “fork in the road” times in life. Ignore it, and you are on the road that puts you at high risk of developing diabetes, and other health risks begin even before diabetes develops. But with even some relatively small steps now, you are still at the point when all these risks can be prevented or at least delayed.
It’s not a bury-your-head-in-the-sand moment.
Read on for a quiz that lets you know in less than a minute whether you’re among those at risk. And if you’re at that “fork in the road”, get tips from a prediabetes expert about doable steps you can take to get on the path to a healthier future….