You must be fasting when you do your blood test.
Losing 5-10 percent of your weight can help to reduce blood sugar levels.
Exercising regularly and eating healthy foods are lifestyle changes that can help reverse prediabetes. (Source: Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., “Prediabetes can be beat with changes," The Spokesman-Review, 2-4-2016
These light activities include: Overhead arm stretches, walking in place, leg lifts or extensions, desk chair swivels, torso twists and side lunges.
Being physically active for 30 minutes a day helps improve your blood glucose. "This movement should be in addition to regular exercise. Included in these guidelines, specific types of exercise -- aerobic exercise, resistance training, flexibility and balance training and general lifestyle activity.
Women with gestational diabetes: Should do aerobic and resistance exercise.
People with prediabetes: Are urged to combine increased physical activity with healthy lifestyle changes to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes. (Source: Sheri Colbert-Ochs, consultant/director of physical fitness for the American Diabetes Association, reporter Robert Preidt, HealthDay News, Oct. 26, 2016; the guidelines were based on a review of more than 180 studies and the input of diabetes and exercise experts, published in the journal Diabetes Care)