It has been found that almost one in four adults over the age of 25 has either diabetes or its precursor pre-diabetes.
Pre-diabetes develops when blood glucose levels (blood sugar levels) are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes.
People with pre-diabetes have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart and circulation problems.
Risk Factors for Pre-diabetes
The risk factors for pre-diabetes are the same as those for type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include:
- Low level of physical activity – sedentary life-style
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- A family history of Type 2 Diabetes
Certain groups of people have a higher risk of developing Pre-diabetes and Diabetes:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Middle Eastern people
- Asian people
- Indian people
- Pacific Islander people
- African people
Often there are no symptoms of prediabetes. However the classic symptoms of type 2 diabetes may be present. These include:
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
If you are at risk for diabetes then it is always a good idea to see your doctor and be tested for diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Pre-diabetes is best managed by making lifestyle changes including losing weight, eating a healthy diet, stopping smoking and increasing your physical exercise all while maintaining your blood pressure and cholesterol within a healthy range.
At Your Mind Place we offer both weight loss and Reversing Diabetes programs. We know how to help you turn around pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes fast.
Call now to learn how fast and easy it is to manage and even reverse pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
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