Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes and sudden death from heart disease or stroke is a very real danger to being overweight. Right now in America we are experiencing an unprecedented obesity epidemic. Along with current health crises we can also expect a Type 2 Diabetes epidemic to follow. If you are overweight or prediabetic, the possibility of YOU becoming a statistic is very real. Fortunately these conditions are preventable and reversible with diet and lifestyle changes.
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Are You Prediabetic? Prediabetes- Why should I worry?
What is prediabetes?
It is when the level of sugar in your blood is high, but not high enough to be considered diabetes.
Why should I worry about prediabetes?
People with prediabetes are more likely to develop diabetes within 10 years and are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. And Diabetes can lead to complications such as blindness and loss of limbs.
How do I know if I have prediabetes?
People with prediabetes usually have no symptoms. The only way to tell if you have prediabetes is by a blood test. If you are 45 years or older, you should be tested for prediabetes. If you are under age 45, are overweight or obese AND you have one of the following risk factors, ask your doctor to check for prediabetes:
- Are physically active less than three times a week
- Have high blood pressure
- Have abnormal cholesterol levels (an HDL or “good” cholesterol <35>250 mg/dL)
- Are Latino, African-American, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander
- Have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
Gave birth to a baby weighing more than nine pounds or had gestational diabetes (diabetes that first appeared during pregnancy but may have gone away after your baby was born)
Have had high blood sugars in the past
Have certain health conditions, like blood vessel problems, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), or acanthosis nigricans.