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People can get diabetes at any age and, according to the American Diabetes Association, 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is not just a higher glucose level than normal— it’s an increased risk of becoming diabetic, which increases your chances of developing heart disease and stroke. Type 2 diabetes is more common with age, and even more so if you are overweight. What can you do to reduce your risk?
The best way to find out whether or not you’re at risk is to get your glucose levels checked. Normal levels range anywhere between 70 and 120.
Up your lean protein and vegetable intake, and swap your sweets for healthy fruit. And get moving! Every little step helps, even just taking the stairs once a week. Taking control of your diet and exercise is the best way to keep risk at bay, and losing excess pounds can get your glucose levels back to normal.
For additional information, visit the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC).
Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and PFFS plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in a Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change each year.
This information is available for free in other languages. Please call Customer Care at the number on the back of your Humana member ID card.
Esta información está disponible gratuitamente en otros idiomas. Comuníquese con el Departamento de Atención al Cliente llamando al número en el dorso de su tarjeta de identificación de afiliado de Humana.