Pre Diabetes Symptom

Pre diabetes is the condition you might have before your diabetes is formally diagnosed. This means you probably have higher than normal sugar (glucose) levels in your blood - but not high enough to be classed as actually having diabetes. The problem is - whilst you are in this limbo stage - there is still some health damage possibly happening to your heart or circulatory system.

Research reported by various diabetic associations has shown changes in diet and life-style at this point of pre diabetes can prevent the full onset of diabetes altogether - which is extremely good news.

If you have pre diabetes check your eating habits.  Do you have a healthy diet?  With the recommended healthy mixture of foods?  Also review your physical activity.  Are you a bit of a slow-coach when it comes to taking regular exercise?

Do you smoke?  We all know - have been bombarded - with the facts about how smoking, even passive smoking, affects our health.  I'm not going to preach at you, it's your choice. But if you do smoke and you have any of the risk factors below, maybe it is worth thinking about becoming a non-smoker.

Making simple changes in these gives you a good starting point to avoiding diabetes altogether and I wish you every success in doing just that.

(You can discover more about lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the risk of developing diabetes in an ebook called Ayurvedic Cure of Diabetes

Unfortunately, more often than not, there are no symptoms to warn you if you are in this pre diabetes stage. So it's worth getting yourself checked out; ask your physician if you are likely to be at risk of pre diabetes - especially if you fall into any of these categories:

  • You are overweight and age 45 or older
  • Your weight is OK and you're aged 45+, you could ask your doctor during a routine check-up if testing is appropriate
  • You are an adult under 45 and overweight
  • You have high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides
  • Your family has a history of diabetes
  • There's a history of gestational diabetes in your family
  • You have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • You belong to an ethnic or minority group that has a high risk for diabetes

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