What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes means you have a higher-than-normal blood sugar level. It is a serious health condition which can turns to Type-2 diabetes if no action is taken. “You shouldn’t panic, but you should start making real changes in your diet and lifestyle to prevent your blood sugar from rising and turning into type 2.”
What causes prediabetes?
When we eat a meal, carbohydrates from the food converted into a glucose, and our pancreas generates a hormone called as insulin convert the glucose into fuel for our body 😊
Isn’t it a powerhouse?? 😊 😊 .. That glucose stays in our bloodstream until our pancreas releases insulin. The insulin acts like a key that opens our cells to allow the glucose to enter, where it’s then used to fuel your body. Without insulin or when insulin is not working effectively, that glucose stays stuck in our bloodstream and accumulates, causing our blood sugar to rise.
So now you can easily understand when our body is not effectively using the insulin as it supposed to use it which result increasing glucose level in our body and gives a sign of prediabetes and if it’s continued it can turn to TYPE-2 diabetes.
Let’s Talk About some common symptoms which you should not ignore
- Blurred Vision
- Issues with Digestion
- Feel Tiredness always
- Hunger and Weight Gain
- Frequent Urination, Excessive Thirst
- Joint Pain
- Wounds Heal Slowly
- Inexplicable Mood Swings
- Unexpected changes in Skin Conditions like darkened area
- Unexplained weight loss, even if eating more
Your risk of developing prediabetes increases when you have any of the following
- Unhealthy diet
- A family history of type 2 diabetes
- A sedentary lifestyle that includes little to no physical exercise
- Excess weight
- Sleep disorder
If you have any of these symptoms you can go foe below test
- Hemoglobin A1c test
- Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test
- Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
Complications which can come later if change in lifestyle not taken
- heart disease
- nerve damage
- kidney damage
- eye damage
- foot damage, in which poor blood flow may lead to amputation
- skin infections
- trouble with hearing
- Alzheimer’s disease
Is prediabetes reversible?
Treating prediabetes can also be thought of as preventing type 2 diabetes. If your doctor diagnoses you with prediabetes, they’ll recommend certain lifestyle changes.
- Cut added sugar and sugar substitutes
- Eat whole, unprocessed foods
- Get the right nutrients – such as dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, including ALA (alpha-lipoic acid), berberine, magnesium, zinc, chromium, and vitamin D3.
- Yoga & Meditation
- Get Regular Exercise – A brisk 30-minute walk daily works wonders.
- Get Enough Quality Sleep – Practice good sleep hygiene.
- Manage stress – keep your hormones, including insulin, in balance
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