Self-management is an essential part of Type 2 diabetes and prediabates care. The following information is to help you become more involved in the management of your diabetes and its management.
Prediabetes is when blood glucose levels are raised but do not reach the threshold for diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that lifestyle interventions, such as increasing physical activity, a healthy diet and weight management can reduce the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes.
Your GP or practice nurse will have done a blood test called HbA1c, this tells us if your blood glucose levels have been raised above the normal level.
There are several other reasons that can increase someone’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, some of these you can change and others you cannot.