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Prediabetes is a warning sign that you need to change your lifestyle!

by , 24 October 2017
Prediabetes is a warning sign that you need to change your lifestyle!
Prediabetes, also called borderline diabetes and impaired glucose intolerance, is a condition in which your blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. However, if you leave prediabetes untreated, it can develop into type 2 diabetes.

It's estimated that five million South Africans have prediabetes - and that number is expected to rise. If you're one of them, you need to realise that you're at a critical stage in which you have the opportunity to make lifestyle changes that could slow down or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Read on for more...

Prediabetes can often develop without any symptoms

Most cases of prediabetes are undiagnosed because the condition can often develop without any symptoms, which makes it easy to miss.
 
For this reason, many people only learn that they had prediabetes when they’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The trouble with this is that at this point, it’s too late, because while type 2 diabetes is treatable, it’s not fully reversible.
 
Type 2 diabetes can lead to various complications, such as increased risk of kidney problems, heart disease, vision loss and even amputation.

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There are various risk factors for prediabetes

Risk factors for prediabetes including having high blood pressure, being overweight or obese, having a family history of type 2 diabetes and being over the age of 40 years.  Additionally, people of Native American, South Asian and Afro-Caribbean ancestry tend to be more prone to develop prediabetes.
 
In the same way that they diagnose type 2 diabetes, doctors diagnose prediabetes with a fasting plasma glucose test or an HbA1c test.
 

You can avoid type 2 diabetes if you have prediabetes...

On the bright side, you can avoid a type 2 diabetes diagnosis if you have prediabetes by changing your diet and increasing your physical levels, according to Diabetes.co.uk.
 
A study recently published in the British Medical Journal uncovered that one-third of prediabetes patients avoided a type 2 diabetes diagnosis by following a Weight Watchers diet plan.
 
PS: Did you know that following the Paleo diet can lead to prediabetes? Go here to learn more.

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