Everyone, whether or not they have prediabetes or diabetes can benefit from making lifestyle changes. For people with prediabetes and diabetes, lifestyle changes are extremely important. Without lifestyle changes, 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3-5 years.
The good news is that people can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by:
Losing just 5-7% of your total body weight (that’s just 10-15 pounds for a 200 pound person)
Making healthy food choices
Being more physically active, 150 minutes per week