What are the risk factors for pre-diabetes?

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — We hear a lot about diabetes, its causes, and ways to prevent it. But have you ever heard of pre-diabetes?

Early death rates from diabetes increased by 3% between 2000 and 2019, according to the official website of the World Health Organization (WHO).

It is estimated that diabetes, and the resulting kidney disease, caused nearly two million deaths in 2019.

Through its official account on Twitter, the Omani Ministry of Health highlighted, in a tweet, the pre-diabetes condition and its risk factors.

Risk factors for pre-diabetes:

  • Family history of diabetes and other chronic diseases
  • Overweight, obesity
  • Pregnancy diabetes
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Lack of movement, lack of exercise
  • smoking

The tweet indicated that early detection and treatment of the condition helps restore normal sugar levels and prevent type 2 diabetes.

In its tenth edition, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has released a report titled “Diabetes Atlas”, which points to a continuing global increase in the prevalence of the disease.

Statistics showed that the Middle East and North Africa region has the highest regional prevalence rate of 16.2%, and it also includes the second highest expected increase (86%) in the number of people with diabetes, and it is estimated that their number will reach 136 million by 2045.


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