Pre-diabetic state is the one where the blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetic. A pre-diabetic person will become diabetic within 10-years if he ignores. Though the pre-diabetic blood sugar level is less than diabetic, but the harmful changes in heart and blood vessels will happen, if no remedial actions are taken.

Pre-diabetes often does not present with any symptoms.

 

A person should be tested if any of the following factors are present:

  1. Family history of diabetes
  2. If the person has high blood pressure
  3. If the person becomes tired with minimal physical activity
  4. The person is overweight
  5. If the person has polycystic ovary
  6. If the person delivers a baby more than 9 lbs (4.1kg)
  7. If the person has history of gestational diabetes
  8. If the person has high cholesterol levels where HDL is less than 35mg/dL and LDL is more than 250mg/dL

Tests to diagnose pre-diabetes:

  1. HbA1C  between 6-6.5
  2. Fasting glucose levels between 100-125mg/dL
  3. 2-hours glucose tolerance test values between 140-199 mg/dL

 The good news about Pre-diabetes is that ‘IT IS REVERSIBLE’.

 

How to reverse Pre-diabetes?

  1. Reduce the weight by 15%
  2. Eat the right food at right time
  3. Do exercises to increase the glucose utilization by muscles

Total Rehab Diabetes control program includes:

  1. Advice on right diet
  2. Diabetic specific exercises
  3. Stimulation of muscles to the threshold level where its glucose uptake from blood is increased.
  4. Exercises to improve insulin sensitivity and activate pancreas to secrete insulin.

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