Prediabetes: 5 is the Magic Number

Published July 22, 2016

If you’re prediabetic, losing five to seven percent of your body weight could be the key to changing your health.

  • According to the Diabetes Prevention program clinical trial, taking medication reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 31%, but lifestyle change alone reduced the risk by 58%.
  • Five percent is not a drastic amount to lose. It may seem daunting, but for a 200-lb person that’s just 10 pounds. See how much five percent would be for you

In addition to weight loss, a lifestyle change of healthier eating and exercise can reduce your stress.