She’s in her mid-forties, and just found out at a recent doctor’s appointment that her blood sugar levels are high. Further, she was officially diagnosed as having prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes.
It’s not good news. Those with prediabetes are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless they find a way to get their blood sugar levels under control. They’re also at an increased risk of heart disease.'