Did you know that prediabetes is a condition characterised by elevated blood glucose levels that are not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes?

It usually occurs in individuals with insulin resistance or those not producing enough insulin. According to the South African Demographic and Health Survey, 64% of women and 66% of men fall into the prediabetes range.

In this episode podcast host, Dr Darren Green is joined by Dr Lior Sareli, a specialist in diabetes and cardiovascular work. Listen to this fascinating discussion on pre-diabetes, particularly in South Africa and learn how to incorporate lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight loss which are crucial for managing pre-diabetes and preventing its progression to Type 2 diabetes. In a world where so many of us have a sedentary lifestyle, this is an opportunity to understand what action you can take now to improve health and quality of life.

Some notable moments:

[00:06:23] Advice for prediabetics

[00:07:51] Early, middle and late signs of pre-diabetes

[00:09:29] Immediate changes to reduce insulin resistance

[00:10:54] Medications for pre-diabetes

[00:14:20] Nutritional advice to assist in pre-diabetes

[00:16:00] Healthy lifestyle and habits

[00:18:30] How a dietician could help manage prediabetes