Prediabetes - Get a chance to prevent type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes means you have a blood sugar level than normal but not yet to be considered as diabetes. In our recent blogs, We went through diabetic complications in different parts of the body like Skin, Foot, Eye, Oral health. Also, we have seen how diabetes causes stroke, dementia. If we treat prediabetes properly we can terminate all forms of complications due to diabetes. Prediabetes is even reversible.

What is Prediabetes?

In fasting plasma glucose test normal blood sugar level ranges up to 110mg, and it is considered as diabetes if it crosses above 125 mg. The range between 110 – 125 mg is referred to as the Prediabetes range.

Causes of prediabetes:

Causes of prediabetes not well known, maybe it is due to

  • Genetic – having parents, siblings or any family history

with type 2 diabetes.

  • Improper physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle.

Sugar present in the food we eat is converted into energy with the help of insulin. When there is a lack of insulin or if the sugar intake is higher so the insulin produced is not enough to convert it into energy, then the blood sugar increases leading to diabetes.

Risk factors:

Risk factors are mostly the same as there for type 2 diabetes. Mostly includes the effects of a sedentary lifestyle and genetic like

  • Overweight or obese.

  • High waist size more than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.

  • Unhealthy diet – eating a high level of carbohydrate and drinking sweetened drinks.

  • Low physical activity.

  • Family history of diabetes.

  • Age above 45.

  • Improper sleeping habits.

  • History of gestational diabetes.

  • Smoking habit.

Prediabetes symptoms:

Prediabetes symptoms are not specific, but it matches the same for diabetes like

  • Increased thirst

  • Urinating often

  • Blurred vision

  • Fatigue

  • Darkening of skin in elbows, armpits, neck.

Complications:

Prediabetes is experienced mostly by all type 2 diabetes patients. So prediabetes leads to complications like

  • Stroke

  • Kidney damage

  • Nerves disorder

  • Vision problems

Prevention:

Research has found that prediabetes is curable. By proper treatment and lifestyle changes, you can return to normal blood sugar levels. Lifestyle changes include

  • Eating healthy like low carbs and high protein.

  • Proper exercise on a daily bases – like yoga, sports, etc.

  • Quit smoking – Smoking increases insulin resistance.

  • Reduce 5 – 7% of your body weight.

  • Control your blood pressure.

  • Manage stress and meditate.

  • Have a diet that influences diabetes.

Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes, but the good news is that it can be reversed. A proper diet with exercise leads to a healthy lifestyle. Proper management leads to avoid complications and hasslefree life.

Management is now so easy with a large number of technological influences like telemedicine such as health tracking apps, websites. Cankado provides a proper e-health solution that also provides a connection with your physician through the app or website. Try Cankado Pro-React which provides a high-end unique solution for diabetes patients.

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