Have you received a letter telling you that you have pre-diabetes? Click here for a full explanation of the condition. Make a note in your diary or on your phone. You will need a yearly blood test to monitor the progression of diabetes. Ask the Care Navigator for the form and a phlebotomy appointment a month before it is due.

Remember weight loss of even 10 pounds can turn around a prediabetic diagnosis and keep diabetes at bay. See Everybody Healthy and One You schemes to help with exercise and weight loss.