Silent Danger: The Unknown Threat of Pre-Diabetes in Minnesota

Exploring Prediabetes and Your Health – 5 Eyewitness News

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, approximately 1.5 million Minnesotans have pre-diabetes, but only one in four are aware that they have it. This means that a significant number of people are at risk of developing diabetes without even realizing it. However, being diagnosed with pre-diabetes can be a positive outcome as it gives individuals the opportunity to take proactive measures to reduce their chances of developing full-blown diabetes.

To learn more about this issue, we spoke with KSTP health expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou, who emphasized the importance of early detection and management of pre-diabetes in preventing the onset of diabetes. By increasing awareness and empowering individuals to take control of their health, we can work towards reducing the overall prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota.

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