Pre-diabetes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely than other people to have pre-diabetes, a condition when sugar (glucose) levels are high but not high enough to be called diabetes [33460]. Pre-diabetes has no symptoms. People who have pre-diabetes are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The prevention and management of pre-diabetes involve maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, and being physically active [33460]. It is also important that people with pre-diabetes control their blood pressure, blood cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brush-tailed Possum Dreaming) by Phyllis Napurrurla Williams

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