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Watch Now: Tips for Prediabetes Prevention

More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, a condition that makes it much likelier for an individual to develop full-blown diabetes — unless key lifestyle changes are made.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, the common condition of having blood glucose levels higher than normal.

The proposed prediabetes screening recommendation is not final until after the task force accepts public comment on the issue. The American Medical Association has already endorsed the task force’s early screening recommendation.

How do you prevent prediabetes? Key steps involve adopting a healthier diet and starting a regular exercise program, according to experts at Diabetes Care Center at Mariners Hospital.

The Baptist Health South Florida News Team spoke to Clair Hefner, R.N., a certified-diabetes educator at Mariners Hospital.  Watch now.

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