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Prediabetes diagnosis doesn't change patients' behaviors

Adults informed of their prediabetes status had higher odds of reporting that they were at an increased diabetes risk and that they were overweight, but were not more likely to commit to more healthful dietary or physical activity behaviors, compared with adults who did not know they had prediabetes, according to a study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The findings highlight the need for health professionals to "talk with patients about what prediabetes is, what it means about the risk of developing diabetes in the future, and how to manage it," said researcher Dr. Erica Li.

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