Pre-Diabetes - How can I solve the situation?


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Pre-Diabetes - How can I solve the situation?

  1. 1. ==== ====For great Natural way to treat Type 2 DIABETES, Check this ====According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 57 million Americans have pre-diabetes,and most of them are unaware of their serious condition. Thats because there are few outwardsymptoms of pre-diabetes. If you have pre-diabetes, chances are you will get full-blown diabetesin four to six years if you do nothing about it.What is pre-diabetes?If your blood sugar (glucose) level is higher than normal -- but not high enough to be diagnosed asdiabetic -- you are considered "pre-diabetic." Your body is not efficiently processing glucose.Your pre-diabetic condition has not progressed to full-blown diabetes, but is still serious. Recentresearch has shown that "some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatorysystem, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes," according to the ADA.Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and a contributor to other deaths fromheart disease and stroke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control points to obesity and theunhealthy lifestyles of many Americans as a major contributing factor for diabetes.How do you determine for sure whether you are pre-diabetic or diabeticYou have to have your blood sugar tested. One common test is the fasting plasma glucose test(FPG). If your glucose level is:--100 mg/deciliter (dl) or less -- your glucose level is normalover 100 but less that 126 -- you are pre-diabetic126 and over -- you are diabeticTo nail it down for sure, take the A1C test. The A1C test result reflects your average blood sugarlevel for the past two to three months. Specifically, the A1C test measures what percentage ofyour hemoglobin - a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen - is coated with sugar (glycated).The A1C test should be the primary test used to diagnose pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes and type2 diabetes according to an international committee of experts from the American DiabetesAssociation, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the International DiabetesFederation.What is your risk for pre-diabetes and diabetes?The American Diabetes Association has revised its diabetes/pre-diabetes risk test with a simple
  2. 2. flowchart. It help you assess whether you are:--at risk for pre-diabetes,a high risk for type 2 diabetes, ora low risk for pre-diabetes/diabetesThe test is simplified of course, but it highlights the following major risk factors:--Age -- the older you are, the higher your risk for diabetes/pre-diabetesWeight -- the more overweight you are, the higher your riskgenetics -- if your mother, father, brother or sister has/had diabetes, you have a higher riskrace -- if you are non-Caucasian, you have a higher riskhigh blood pressure -- if you have or had hypertension, you have a higher riskdiabetes during pregnancy -- if you had diabetes during pregnancy, you have a higher riskWhat should you do if your risk test or glucose test indicates pre-diabetes or diabetesFirst of all, see your doctor at once.Second, if you are overweight, pick a good weight loss plan and start immediately to shed excessfat. If you have tried in the past to lose weight, but couldnt, examine the reasons why you couldntand make a renewed effort to overcome your roadblocks to losing weight.Third, eat like a diabetic -- Eat healthy and nutritious foods. Cut your sugar intake. Pay attention towhat you eat.Fourth, get active. Take walks. Add muscle strengthening exercises.Do you want to lose weight? Have you tried diets in the past that failed you? Are you discouragedbecause you havent found success in your weight loss journey? Know that you CAN lose weight.You just need some help.Welcome to Weight Loss Solutions -- your guide to weight loss success! Here you will find dietingtips, helpful articles such as What Do Carbohydrates Do, more info on choosing the rightmacronutrient ratio, reviews of weight loss products, and much more.Article Source:
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