Imagine having the power to take control of your well-being, reversing your doctor’s diagnosis and reclaiming your health. No, that’s not the plot of a science-fiction movie nor does it have to be little more than a fleeting dream. On the contrary, it’s a very realistic possibility for the 96 million adults in the U.S. who are living with a diagnosis of prediabetes. And reversing prediabetes doesn’t take as long as you might think — if you know the truth about what works.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a condition characterized by blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but aren’t yet high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. One way to think of what’s happening: Imagine your body is a car and sugar is the gas. Normally, insulin acts like a key to let the sugar into your cells to use as energy. But if you have prediabetes, your body isn’t making enough insulin (or the insulin isn’t working quite right) to let the sugar into cells. So the sugar stays in your bloodstream instead of getting into your cells, raising your blood sugar level.