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How is prediabeties treated?

By Anonymous July 11, 2017 - 10:20am
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Hello Anonymous,

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Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes.

To prevent prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes, try to:

Eat healthy foods. Choose foods low in fat and calories and high in fiber. Focus on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Strive for variety to help you achieve your goals without compromising taste or nutrition.

Be more active. Aim for 30 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week.

Lose excess weight. If you're overweight, losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight — only 10 to 20 pounds (4.5 to 9 kilograms) if you weigh 200 pounds (91 kilograms) — can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To keep your weight in a healthy range, focus on permanent changes to your eating and exercise habits. Motivate yourself by remembering the benefits of losing weight, such as a healthier heart, more energy and improved self-esteem.

Stop smoking.

Take medications as needed. If you're at high risk of diabetes, your doctor might recommend metformin (Glucophage, others). Medications to control cholesterol and high blood pressure might also be prescribed.


July 12, 2017 - 6:59am
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