If your physician says your blood glucose (sugar) levels are high – not to the level of diabetes – but enough above normal to fit the definition of pre-diabetes, take the message seriously.
Losing weight and lowering your blood glucose levels may help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Researchers looked at data from participants in a diabetes prevention study conducted several years ago in 27 health centers throughout the U.S.
In that work, volunteers who were overweight, with high blood glucose (sugar) were divided into different groups. One received intensive lifestyle intervention including counseling, diet instruction and exercise advice. A second group received metformin, a diabetes drug designed to reduce blood sugar levels, and the third took a placebo.