Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

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What is Prediabetes?

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes” — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Doctors sometimes refer to prediabetes as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on what test was used when it was detected. This condition puts you at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

No Clear Symptoms

There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes, so, you may have it and not know it.

Some people with prediabetes may have some of the symptoms of diabetes or even problems from diabetes already. You usually find out that you have prediabetes when being tested for diabetes.

If you have prediabetes, you should be checked for type 2 diabetes every one to two years.

Results indicating prediabetes are:

  • An A1C of 5.7% – 6.4%
  • Fasting blood glucose of 100 – 125 mg/dl
  • An OGTT 2 hour blood glucose of 140 mg/dl – 199 mg/dl

 

According to the American Diabetes Association you will not develop type 2 diabetes automatically if you have prediabetes. For MOST people with prediabetes, early treatment can actually return blood glucose levels to the normal range.

Research shows that you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58% by:

  • Losing 7% of your bodyweight (or 15 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds)
  • Exersing 3-5 days a week
  • It’s not about ideal body weight! Losing even 10 to 15 pounds can make a huge difference.

*The about information is a paraphased version from the American Diabetes Association. Content is not original to Pryde Athletics! This is research proven over many years.

The staff here at Pryde Athletic is educated and prepared to help you reverse your diagnosis. Bring a copy of your blood work report to your evaluation. We will set goals and help you understand how to manage your blood sugar through exercise and healthy eating. Most of our cleints lower their A1C numbers to within normal ranges with in 3-6 months! Take control of your health, its not about the scale! Weight loss is just a secondary result of great healthy habits! You have overcome so much in your amazing life! With a little help from us this is a simple fix!

“It would have been nice when I was first diagnosed to have been referred to a specific exercise program instead of being told to exercise/walk.” 
Michelle Barnnett
File Jan 19, 8 16 25 AM
Ivan Ankwatsa MS. USAW B.S. Exercise Science M.S. Exercise & Sport Science

 

 

 

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