November is Diabetes Awareness Month. As Cali’flour Foods continues our efforts to support healthy lifestyles we recognize education and awareness are essential!
There’s a lot of information floating around about Diabetes I and II. Unfortunately, one critical stage of diabetes is often overlooked — prediabetes. A precursor to diabetes mellitus, it’s unusual to experience signs and symptoms. Lack of symptoms makes understanding your risk factors that much more important. You are probably familiar with the more talked about symptoms, like being overweight, lack of exercise, and family history. However, there are other symptoms and risk factors that may surprise you:
Make sure your doctor is aware of your history and risk factors. Blood tests can diagnose prediabetes. If you feel you are at risk, request a test-don’t be shy! Prediabetes is REVERSIBLE. Lifestyle changes alone can significantly reduce the likelihood of developing diabetes mellitus. Let’s stay ahead of this devastating disease!