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Pre-diabetes Warning Signs | Diabetes | Health | How Webs | United States | USA

Pre-diabetes Warning Signs | Diabetes | Health | How Webs | United States | USA

Pre-diabetes Warning Signs | Approximately 40 percent of adults aged 40 to 74 - or 41 million people - have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases a person's risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes.

Pre-diabetes Warning Signs | Diabetes | Health | How Webs | United States | USA
Pre-diabetes Warning Signs | Diabetes | Health | How Webs | United States | USA

Although type 2 diabetes (T2) is often associated with obesity, you can also contract because of a genetic predisposition.

Since diabetes T2 usually strikes during the medium-term life span, the signs and symptoms are often confused with aging. In fact, before 2000, diabetes was mentioned with an adult onset because children did not get it. For reasons that are not entirely clear, the disease now occurs in all age groups, ethnic groups and both sexes.

Diabetes T2 is not really a disease - and is in no way contagious - it is a metabolic disorder. It starts when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or, more likely, the cells do not process the insulin properly.

When the cells become insulin-resistant, glucose (the sugars of the body) is built up in the bloodstream. If your sugar metabolism works normally, your cells process the insulin, which in turn helps to burn the glucose. That is how we get energy.

It is clear that since glucose is the fuel source of the body when this basic metabolic function fails, problems arise. To begin with, they are rather subtle. You may feel somewhat tired than normal. You would find yourself feeling tired by doing things that were in a flash.

However, there are other more obvious signs and symptoms. If you find yourself often thirsty and have to go to the bathroom more often, you can be pre-diabetic. This is especially true if you wake up several times at night and go to the toilet.

Well, the difficulty is that those things also happen when we get older, so it's not hard to understand why people walk around with pre-diabetes, not knowing what's going on. The reality is that most T2 diabetics live 2-5 years in an undiagnosed state.

Then there are also mental and emotional signs and symptoms to watch out for. If you find yourself having more difficulty concentrating than you can remember, you may be pre-diabetic. The feeling that you are in a mental fog is another symptom that you must be aware of.

Getting irritated and sweating in the small things that you have never suffered in recent years is another symptom. Noticing an unusual type of moodiness is also a possible sign.

The best way to prevent becoming diabetic is simply to have your doctor perform a simple finger rod test and an A1C. The first gives you an immediate indication of your current blood glucose level. The normal fasting range is 90-110 ddl. The second is a more accurate test that measures your average blood glucose in the past 3 months; 6.5 or lower is normal.

Diabetes T2 has increased dramatically over the past twelve years. You can easily avoid becoming a statistic by 1) becoming aware of the signs and symptoms and 2) having your doctor perform the above tests. They are not expensive.

If you find yourself pre-diabetic, you will not be alarmed. That does not mean that your fate is sealed. By making a number of simple changes to the diet and increasing your level of daily physical activity, you can reset and prevent your metabolism.

However, once you exceed the limit and your finger stick is above 115 (fasting level) in combination with an A1C of 7 or higher, you are diabetic and can not go back.

The reality is that tens of millions of Americans walk around, are uncomfortable, but do not know the cause of their malaise. But that does not have to be the case.

Studies have shown that eating less simple carbohydrates (sugary foods), exercising regularly and losing weight, a pre-diabetic can be returned to normal.


Pre-diabetes Warning Signs | Diabetes | Health | How Webs | United States | USA

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