After his diagnosis in 2013, Roger Moore went on a talk show and admitted to having the disease. He said he would miss the Martinis - that became famous only once Sean Connery started drinking them when he became Bond.
But the scary part for Mr Moore was that, after a series of tests, doctors told him that he’d been unknowingly suffering from the condition for some time. And that his lifestyle and his "taste" for Champagne hadn't helped in the slightest.
While being James Bond is a fantasty of many men, being able to drive and crash luxury cars, use high tech weapons and catch the bad guys, having the same disease as him is far from being "cool".
As you can see, it's essential to take stock of your health and make sure your blood sugar isn't on a rollercoaster ride, leading you down the dangerous path of type 2 duabetes.
So what do you need to do?
But, and here’s the big problem, often, pre-diabetes comes with very few symptoms. One of them is a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans, where areas like your neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles start to darken, says the Mayo Clinic.
Other early warning signs, says Yahoo Health, include:
If you have these symptoms, get your blood sugar levels checked for diabetes. And start prevention action NOW!
65% of pre-diabetes develop full blown type 2 diabetes!
Don’t be one of them…
Here are three tips Dr Oz suggests you use to reverse pre-diabetes so your risk of developing type 2 diabetes decreases:
#1: Eat less beef:
“Simple, but it’s true – more beef on your plate equals more diabetes risk,” says Dr Oz. In fact, eating less beef can reduce your risk some 14%. The reason? Beef contains saturated fat – a “Food Felon that blunts your body’s ability to absorb blood sugar.”
#2: Avoid sweetener
Here’s a scary stat: “For every extra 150 calories’ worth of sweetener – the amount in a 12-ounce soda – consumed daily, diabetes prevalence jumped by 1%.” So avoid them and stick to limited amounts of natural sugar like those you find in fruit and spice.
#3: Go for a walk
Taking a 15 minute walk soon after you eat keeps blood sugar levels low and steady for the next three hours, explains Dr Oz. So make it a family ritual to take your dogs to the park after dinner.
Being pre-diabetic doesn’t have to mean you WILL get diabetes. Take action today and avoid joining James Bond in giving up his beloved Martinis and ice-cream and suffering from this debilitating condition.