According to the American Diabetes Association, 86 million people in the U.S. have this condition, which can lead to diabetes if you don’t make healthy lifestyle changes that your doctor recommends. It also raises the risk for heart disease, although not as much as diabetes does. It’s possible to keep prediabetes from becoming diabetes with diet and exercise.
- Early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.
- Increased hunger. Without enough insulin to move sugar into your cells, your muscles and organs become depleted of energy. This triggers intense hunger.
- You can spread your activity out during the week, so you don’t have to do it all at once. You can divide your time into two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes per day.
“Diabetes mellitus is increasing all over the world, and its particularly increasing in Asia. According to the International Federation of Diabetes’ 2014 annual report, 387 million people were estimated to be living with diabetes. It is estimated to increase to 592 million within the next twenty years.”