Silent Danger: The Unseen Threat of Pre-Diabetes in Minnesota

Exploring Prediabetes and Your Health – 5 Eyewitness News

In Minnesota, approximately 1.5 million individuals are at risk of developing diabetes without even knowing it, as reported by the Minnesota Department of Health. Shockingly, only one in four of these people are aware that they have pre-diabetes. This means that there is a large number of people who are unaware of their health status and at risk for this chronic condition.

However, being diagnosed with pre-diabetes can be a blessing in disguise. It gives individuals the opportunity to take proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of it progressing to full-blown diabetes. By managing their blood sugar levels and making lifestyle changes, individuals with pre-diabetes can significantly reduce their risk of developing this condition.

To gain further insights into this issue, we had a discussion with KSTP health expert, Dr. Archelle Georgiou. Dr. Georgiou shared valuable information on the importance of early detection and management of pre-diabetes in order to prevent the onset of diabetes. By raising awareness about this condition and empowering individuals to take control of their health, we can work towards reducing the overall prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota.

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