Lifestyle Changes for Pre-Diabetes
A diagnosis of pre-diabetes indicates that your blood sugar levels are 100-125 milligrams per deciliter via the fasting plasma glucose test (people with diabetes have blood sugar levels of 126 mg/dL or more). This means that you�re likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless you adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Has your doctor or someone you know told you that you have “borderline diabetes”?
There is no such thing as borderline diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, the definition of
diabetes is “a former term for Type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose
Core Principles of Diet and Nutrition
The core principles of proper Diabetes nutrition are centered on reducing blood sugar levels and increasing healthy vitamins and minerals in the diet. Diabetics, especially, should adhere to the principles of the Diabetes food pyramid in order to ensure that they have balanced Diabetes nutrition to keep their bodies healthy..
Pre- Diabetes Warning Signs
Type I Diabetes Warning Signs
Check the following:
- Excessive Thirst
- Excessive Urination
- Weight Loss
- Yeast infections
- Dehydration (in spite of good fluid intake)
- Flu-like Symptoms
- Extreme thirst
- Fruity odor to breath
If your child exhibits three or more of these symptoms you should probably have them checked for diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes Warning Signs
Turn Back the Clock with Exercise
Good news for people with pre-diabetes: The recently completed Diabetes Prevention Program study showed conclusively that you can keep from developing type 2 diabetes by changing your diet and increasing your level of physical activity. You may even be able to return your blood sugar (glucose) levels to the normal range./p>
Finding Whether Diabetes Lurks
MORE than six million Americans are walking
around with no idea that they have an insidious disease with the
potential to wreak havoc throughout the body.
The simplest means for earlier detection is a blood sugar test,
measured after a person has fasted for at least eight hours. Readings
above 126 milligrams of glucose per tenth of a liter of blood indicate
diabetes; anything below 100 is considered normal. Intermediate levels
reflect impaired glucose metabolism or �pre-diabetes.� People in this
category need yearly testing, because up to 8 percent of them will
become diabetic each year. About 54 million Americans are pre-diabetic.
Read more of this article at The New York Times
Could You Get Diabetes?
MORE than six million Americans are walking around with no idea that they have an insidious disease with the potential to wreak havoc throughout the body.
No time for breakfast and too much TV time can trigger diabetes. Fitness magazine, in its April edition, reports on nine surprising diabetes risk factors. The disease affects 21 million people in the United States.
Skipping breakfast increases our risk 30 percent to 50 percent, and watching TV for two or more hours per day boosts it 14 percent, according to Fitness./p>