Prediabetes Explained

Prediabetes is diagnosed to individuals whose blood sugar levels are high but still under the diagnosable level for diabetes. These individuals are essentially being monitored for the development of diabetes. Most people with existing type 2 diabetes previously had prediabetes first.

Prediabetes can be managed to prevent the development of diabetes and other health complications such as kidney, heart, and eye problems. Prediabetes is diagnosed by determining a certain blood sugar level regardless of age.

Exercising and consuming foods low in carbohydrates, fats, and sugars can help minimize prediabetes. You can also minimize alcohol consumption and avoid smoking to help minimize your chances for prediabetes. If you suspect you may have prediabetes you may be experiencing symptoms such as ;

  • excessive thirst
  • frequent urination
  • fatigue
  • blurry vision

Certain factors can also put you at greater risk for developing prediabetes such as;

  • over 45
  • overweight or obese
  • high cholesterol
  • sleep related issues
  • consume high sugar foods
  • don’t exercise

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