Prediabetes is common and risky, but more importantly, it’s reversible. You can holistically prevent the onset of diabetes.
What is Prediabetes?
When you are prediabetes your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Approximately 88 million American adults—34.5%of the adult US population have prediabetes. What’s more shocking is more than 84% don’t know they have it.
You can have prediabetes for years and still have no clear symptoms
Prediabetes can often go undetected until a serious health problem shows up. If you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes, it’s important to talk to your health practitioner about getting your blood sugar tested and holistically prevent the onset of diabetes. Some of the signs include:
- Being overweight
- Being 45 years or older
- Having a family history of diabetes
- Being physically inactive
- High blood pressure or cholesterol
- Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
Diabetes is harder to live with than prediabetes
People with prediabetes are already at a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease, however, they don’t yet have to manage the serious health problems that come with diabetes as it affects every major organ in the body.
People with diabetes often develop major complications that can sharply reduce the quality of life.
- Kidney failure
- Nerve damage
You can holistically prevent the onset of diabetes
Prediabetes is a kind of fork in the road if you ignore it, you can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. Unless you make important changes, experts estimate that most people with prediabetes get the diagnosis of diabetes within 10 years.
- Lose a modest amount of weight
- Get regular physical activity
- Discover how to eat healthily
- Find out how to manage stress
- Stay motivated as the progress can be slow
Don’t let the “pre” fool you- holistically prevent the onset of diabetes
Prediabetes is a serious health condition, but not serious enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Work on yourself to reverse the condition.
If you have diabetes, you still can do things to defend against kidney and heart disease. Keep your eye on the ABC’s of diabetes.
- A- A-one-C test is for haemoglobin A1C. This test measures your average blood glucose over the last 3 months.
- B- Maintain regular blood pressure as high blood pressure makes your heart and kidneys work too hard.
- C- Watch your bad cholesterol or LDL, which can build up and clog your arteries.
We suggest you add ‘D’ to the ‘ABC’ of diabetes
D- Do something, act on it, for it. Exercise regularly, maintain optimum body weight, blood pressure, eat healthily, manage stress, lead a happy and healthy life.
Make sure to work with a holistic health practitioner to make lasting lifestyle changes, research your treatment options and find a holistic health practitioner to help you on your reverse of prediabetes.