A diagnosis of prediabetes may be unwelcome, but it may be the single most important piece of information you ever get from your doctor. Knowing that you have prediabetes gives you a chance to improve your blood sugar control and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require the nutrition labels on food packages to display added sugars. Reducing sugar intake is an important goal for everyone, not only those with prediabetes or at risk of type 2 diabetes, but for everyone. Consuming sugar can lead to health problems such as weight gain, obesity, and heart disease.