By now you understand the potential consequences of untreated pre-diabetes. It is important to develop an action plan. Your action plan will help you make lifestyle changes gradually that will be implemented on a day-to-day basis. Have specific, tangible goals to work on. Generally, no more than two or three specific goals should be worked on at one time. This strategy prevents you from getting overwhelmed and allows you to master a goal before moving on to something else. Building in a small reward system for goals achieved can be a powerful way to keep you motivated. Rewards such a buying a new CD or book, going to a movie, or spending leisure time on a favorite hobby are examples of ways to celebrate progress.