DID YOU KNOW: Diabetes will develop in one year in one in 20 persons over 65 who have prediabetes (HbA1c 5.7-6.4% or FBS 100-125).

WHAT’S HAPPENING: the health records of 2,045,999 adults in the US were reviewed over 4 years ending in 2018 across 10 geographically diverse US health care networks. About 5% developed diabetes over an average follow-up of 2.3 years.

WHY IT MATTERS: diabetes significantly increases the risk of heart attack, as well as failing eyesight and kidney disease.

BOTTOM LINE: Diabetes can be reversed by following a healthy lifestyle of exercise, weight, and diet control.

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