Lifestyle interventions are often the first line of treatment for patients with prediabetes and are an essential component of successful weight and blood glucose management for the reduction of cardiometabolic disease risk. Together, the incorporation of regular physical activity and implementation of healthy dietary patterns have been proven to decrease cardiovascular disease risk factors, although the impact of these strategies does not always yield the same results. As evidenced by the latest research published in Diabetes Care, lowering CVD event risk in individuals who are overweight or obese with intensive lifestyle interventions is dependent on certain patient-specific factors. Read more
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 84 million adults in the United States currently have prediabetes – and this number continues to rise. It is estimated that nearly 90% of individuals suffering from prediabetes are unaware of their condition, putting them at a high risk of type 2 diabetes development, heart disease, and other serious cardiometabolic complications. Both patients and physicians should know and understand the various risk factors contributing to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to help mitigate the progression of the condition as well as its comorbidities.