Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

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  • African-Americans and Prediabetes/Diabetes
  • What Are the Symptoms and Signs?
  • What Causes Prediabetes?
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • How Can I Be Tested for It?
  • Prepping for Your Test
  • Does Prediabetes Automatically Turn Into Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Do You Know the Dangers?
  • What Is Prediabetes?

What Causes Prediabetes?

Doctors are not sure, but they suspect that genetics play a role along with excess body fat, sedentary lifestyles and the high fat and sugary foods that so many of us love to eat. Another factor that helps prediabetes worsen and develop is the lack of access to health care. 

 

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