Warshaw quoted in article 12 Simple Ways to Fight Prediabetes on woman's health website, a top rated website by O, Oprah's magazine. Warshaw notes, "There's a cascade of events (in your body) that starts to happen as you put on excess pounds. You disturb the body's normal means for keeping glucose in control," says Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, a dietitian and author of Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy (American Diabetes Association, 4th ed., 2010) and other books on diabetes. When first told that you have prediabetes, Warshaw says, that's when "you can get the biggest bang for your efforts" by changing your diet and becoming more physically active. "People have the notion that you need to lose a huge amount of weight and that is not what the research says," she notes. By losing just a modest amount through lifestyle changes, "you can reduce your glucose levels back to normal."
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