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Expert panel recommends lifestyle changes for pre-diabetics


NEW YORK A panel of experts from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has recommended two approaches for treating patients with pre-diabetes.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, the panel recommended significant management of lifestyle to prevent the onset of diabetes. It also recommended preventing cardiovascular complications from developing.

Pre-diabetes is a condition in which patients have high levels of glucose or low tolerance to sugar, but don’t have high enough levels to be diabetic. The condition puts patients at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes affects 56 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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