Before diabetes is diagnosed there is a period when blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to diagnose diabetes. This is known as prediabetes.
The Health Line offered ways to avoid diabetes:
Eating foods rich in refined carbohydrates and sugar increases blood sugar and insulin levels, which may lead to diabetes over time. Avoiding these foods may help reduce your risk.
Performing physical activity on a regular basis can increase insulin secretion and sensitivity, which may help prevent progression from prediabetes to diabetes.
Drinking water instead of other drinks may contribute to controlling blood sugar and insulin levels, thus reducing the risk of developing diabetes.
Excess weight, especially in the abdominal area, increases the risk of diabetes, and losing weight may significantly reduce the risk of developing diabetes.