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.
This may include you! Still, you can take charge of your insulin resistance and lower blood sugar levels. Lifestyle changes may be enough to restore insulin sensitivity without medication, but if your doctor says medications are necessary, your healthy behaviors can still make medications more effective.