If you are one of the many millions whose blood sugar has shot to levels that are dangerous but not quite high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes, well, think of it as an opportunity. Yes, it makes you twice more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Excess weight can also lead to arthritis. But, winding the numbers back to normal is entirely within reach.
Weight-loss, a few pounds makes a ton of difference, losing just 7% of body weight, that’s 10.5 pounds 450 pound person by eating a healthy diet help people with diabetes risk by 58% in the landmark diabetes prevention program.