Prediabetes means that a patient’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. This is when lifestyle changes are most effective.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans is currently suffering from a condition known as prediabetes. That means, their blood sugar levels are raised above normal, but not yet to the level where they would be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a major challenge for employers and health professionals in the United States. As an epidemic, it may have lost the limelight to the coronavirus in recent months.
Diabetes affects how our bodies break down sugar or glucose into energy. Glucose is the fuel every part of our body uses to create energy. Brain, muscles, and other tissues all need their fuel to function well.
Diabetes is a chronic disease, and there is currently no cure as such. However, as patients manage to control their blood sugar levels and return them to normal values, the disease goes into remission.
Diabetes is a chronic illness. Once type 2 diabetes has developed and been diagnosed, patients need to spend the rest of their lives dealing with it. Whilst a controlled diet and a healthy lifestyle, as well as insulin control blood sugar levels, there is no cure for diabetes.
Early detection is neither hard nor time-consuming. Screening platforms like Diabetes Screening from TrueCare™ make it easy to integrate free assessments into the workday. They can save lives as well as costs by avoiding unexpected sick days and high medical bills.
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