What is Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is the condition in which you have higher sugar level in your blood than normal. It is higher but it isn’t enough to get it classified as diabetes. However, it means that you are susceptible to developing heart diseases along with type 2 diabetes, if you don’t do anything about it. Learn about this condition and what you can do to prevent an issues in the future. 

What is pre-diabetes and how to manage it

When the doctors tell you that you are pre-diabetic, you shouldn’t worry too much. It just means that you have higher than the regular level of sugar in your blood. It doesn’t mean that you are diabetic, yet. Unless you do anything about it, you are vulnerable to developing type 2 diabetes and several other sugar-level related heart diseases.

Fortunately, many symptoms surface to warn you of your condition, before it’s too late. So it is very important to be properly aware and get yourself checked when and if you get the chance. Some of the major things you need to be on the lookout for are:

  • Being overweight under the age of 45.
  • High Blood Pressure along with high triglycerides & low HDL cholesterol.
  • A history of diabetes in the family.
  • A track record of gestational diabetes in your ancestors.
  • You gave birth to a baby with weight more than 9 pound.
  • You belong to a group which has high susceptibility of diabetes.

The best part about all this is that after you are notified of pre-diabetes; you can take proper action to reduce the possibility of type 2 diabetes. The ACE (American College of Endocrinology) along with the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists) have provided with the perfect guidelines to prevent pre-diabetes to turn into type-2 diabetes. Simply put, you must ensure that these three points are enacted in your daily routine.

  • Have healthy meals with low sugar, low fat and low salt diet
  • Physically exercise for at least 45 minutes a day.
  • Reduce weight (if you are overweight)

To make sure that you eat healthy simply remove all the unhealthy things from your refrigerator. Get rid of anything and everything that boasts sugar. Then reduce the amount of your consumption, eating to live rather than living to eat reduces the risk. Moreover, drink a glass of water at least ten minutes before having a meal (this will help you stop overindulging yourself in food). Last but not the least, don’t shop for food while you are hungry. This condition tempts you to buy sugar-laden food. Ultimately your blood sugar level will increase resulting in a lot of problems for you.

Taking these simple steps you can reduce the risk of having your pre-diabetes turn into type 2 diabetes. A lot of people will consider it a burden, but the truth is that when you enact on these prevention tips, you can live longer and healthier. You’ll be able to indulge in your favorite activities more and you can even have the food you like. So stay safe and bury the pre-diabetes before it can become a huge problem for you.


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