Prediabetes

Prediabetes

prediabetes

 

Prediabetes or Borderline Diabetes (the “gray area”) – the initial stage of type 2 diabetes

Fasting plasma glucose: 5.5 mmol/L to 6.9 mmol/L (millimoles/liter 毫摩爾/升)
    HbA1c: 42 to 47 mmol/mol (6.0 to 6.4%) (millimoles/mole 毫摩爾/摩爾)

The presence of blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classed as diabetes.  It is a critical stage in the development of diabetes.  Early, decisive action can slow down or even halt the development of type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms
People have prediabetes are unaware of it because the condition often develops gradually without any symptoms.   The sufferer only learns of their borderline diabetic state once the symptoms of type 2 diabetes start to appear.  Therefore, being aware of the risk factors is essential.

Risk factors
You should be tested for prediabetes if:

  •     Overweight or obese
  •     Have a close relative (parent or sibling) currently having or having had diabetes
  •     High blood pressure, low HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) or high triglycerides
  •     Over the age of 40
  •     For woman – have given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds

 

Can prediabetes be stopped to develop into type 2 diabetes?

Prediabetes, if identified early, can be reversed, preventing them from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes

Following two principle factors to be considered:

  • Making changes to your diet and
  • Appropriate physical exercise

By making these changes, blood sugar levels can be returned to normal.

 

Borderline Diabetic Symptoms

  •     Excessive urination
  •     Increased thirst
  •     Fatigue
  •     Blurred vision
  •     Sleeping 5-1/2 hours or less a night

 

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