11 Astonishing Facts about Prediabetes

Prediabetes can be fueled by hidden sources of sugar in our diet, such as sauces, dressings, and even seemingly healthy snacks like granola bars.

Prediabetes often develops silently without any noticeable symptoms, making it crucial to undergo regular screenings for early detection.

 Hormonal imbalances, particularly in conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can increase the risk of developing prediabetes.

Chronic lack of sleep or poor quality sleep has been found to disrupt insulin production and increase the likelihood of prediabetes.

Certain ethnic groups, including African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, have a higher predisposition to prediabetes.

 Imbalances in the gut microbiome have been associated with the development of prediabetes. A healthy gut can play a role in preventing and managing the condition.

Prolonged periods of sitting or leading a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the onset of prediabetes. Regular physical activity is essential for prevention.

Chronic stress can lead to elevated blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, increasing the risk of prediabetes.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely linked to prediabetes. Managing liver health is crucial in preventing and reversing prediabetes.

Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with an increased risk of prediabetes. Ensuring sufficient vitamin D levels through sunlight exposure or supplementation may help reduce the risk.

Living at high altitudes may increase the risk of prediabetes due to reduced oxygen levels, affecting insulin sensitivity.