Your doctor has just told you that you or your loved one has pre-diabetes. Your initial reaction might have been shock, anger, or a feeling of helplessness. Perhaps you knew something was not quite right all along, but you had put off going to the doctor and tried to put the whole thing out of your mind. Whatever the case, you are now faced with a medical diagnosis that has the potential to be serious. Many people in this situation find that they have not been given any tangible instructions about what pre-diabetes means or what to do about it. Somehow tips like “just lose some weight” or “don't eat any carbs” sound easy, but exactly how do you accomplish those things? The best place to start is to learn more about pre-diabetes, then put together your action plan to stop pre-diabetes in its tracks.