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Sugar Balance

by regina fancy (2020-03-13)

The term prediabetes was not used until Sugar Balance Review 2002... until then we heard about impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance. Or maybe you heard "touch of sugar"... these terms were generally meaningless to people and required a lot of explanation. Prediabetes is pretty clear... before diabetes. And actually that is so true... most people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within ten years unless they makes changes to their eating plan and increase their physical activity. Research is now focusing on identifying people with type 2 diabetes at a much earlier stage, or before it even develops. Intervention is important for three reasons:Having blood sugar levels in the prediabetic range puts you at a 50 percent greater risk of heart attack or risk. Weight loss of 5 to 7 percent of a person's initial weight will lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58 per cent.Small changes in food choices and exercise can return high blood sugar to normal for many people. Are you over age 45 and answer yes to these questions: do you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, or a relative with heart disease? are you overweight? do you have an apple shape rather than a pear shaped body fat distribution? do you lead a sedentary lifestyle, you don't exercise on a regular basis? do you have high blood pressure? do you have high triglyceride levels and low HDL cholesterol levels? ladies... was gestational diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy or did you have a baby with a birth weight of more than 9lbs (4083 g) The idea is to identify people with type 2 diabetes at an early stage, so if you answer yes to any of the above questions or if you believe you may be at risk or wish to alleviate the concern, ask your health care provider to order a test of your fasting blood sugar level.