Let's reverse Pre-Diabetes
Pre-Diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, yet it is not high enough to be considered Type 2 diabetes. It is a stage prior to Type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that a few changes in lifestyle can reverse pre-diabetes as well as reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes. These changes includes adopting a healthier diet, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.
Healthier diet, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can reverse pre-diabetes, as well as reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is commonly found in people aged 40 and above who are overweight and lack of exercising regularly. When the condition is mild in some people, they are able to control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. However, if the condition gets worse, they may require oral medication or insulin injections in addition to making lifestyle changes in order to control their blood sugar. For those who are overweight or obese, losing weight can be significantly beneficial, even if it is a small amount.
Type 1 diabetes is commonly diagnosed in children and it can occur at any age. It is usually results from an organ in the body, pancreas, can no longer produces insulin. Therefore, patients diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have to have insulin injections daily.
During pregnancy, there is a frequent hormonal changes in the body. Some women may show high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. These women require specialised obstetric care to prevent complications to the unborn child. Often, the blood sugar levels return to normal after delivery. This is called gestational diabetes. However, these women may still be at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.
You have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you...
Have a parent or sibling with diabetes
Have a BMI of 23.0 kg/m2 or higher
Lead an inactive (sedentary) lifestyle
Have high blood pressure
Have abnormal blood cholesterol/lipid levels
Have a history of gestational diabetes
40 years old and above
Have impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose
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