Pre Diabetes

What is Pre Diabetes?

If your blood sugar (glucose) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, then you have pre diabetes. Pre Diabetes is also referred to as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). It used to be called borderline diabetes.

What impact does Pre Diabetes have on your body?

Pre diabetes can lead to stroke, heart disease & type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar can silently wreak havoc on your body over time and can cause harm to your eyes, kidneys and nerves.

What are the symptoms of Pre Diabetes?

Some people with pre diabetes have no symptoms. Other have some of the symptoms of diabetes. Regardless, you can have pre diabetes and diabetes for years and not know it. Here are a few common symptoms of diabetes

  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Feeling very hungry, even while eating
  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling, pain or numbness in hands and feet

What can you do about it?

Treating pre diabetes and delaying or preventing diabetes is all about controlling your blood sugar. You can do this by eating a healthful diet and not skipping meals, exercising moderately for at least 30 minutes five days/week, and losing just 5-10% of your body weight. Also have your blood sugar levels regularly checked by a doctor. Also,

  • Eat Healthier
  • Lose Weight
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Check Blood Sugar Levels Regularly.

Reference : https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/socialmedia/infographics/prediabetes.html

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Omatra7 says:

    Sometimes your posts hit perfectly inline with things I look at! Thank you for this post! Good to make people aware!!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Omatra. I am glad you found the post informative. If you receive a prediabetes diagnosis, it means you have a higher-than-normal blood sugar level. But, it’s not high enough to be diagnostic for diabetes. If you have prediabetes and don’t make lifestyle changes, you could develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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      1. Omatra7 says:

        I don’t have that, but I stay aware of it… it is very much so in my family.

        I am careful what eat, but is always something I am aware of. Appreciate the post giving me things to watch for – thank you very much✌️😘

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      2. GS says:

        Thank you Omatra.

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  2. pranabaxom says:

    “excessing moderately for at least 30 minutes five days/week,”– I think you mean exercising.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for highlighting the typo 🙂

      Like

      1. pranabaxom says:

        You are welcome.

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  3. Never knew this was thing

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    1. GS says:

      Don’t let the “pre” fool you—prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

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