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7 Natural Treatments Of Prediabetes Symptoms

We know that diabetes is a major problem in the U.S., and prediabetes is not less of an issue — but it’s also a wakeup call that can jolt someone into action. Prediabetes symptoms may go unnoticed, but the first sign is that you no longer have normal blood sugar levels. A prediabetes diagnosis is a warning sign to people who will develop diabetes if they don’t make serious lifestyle changes. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Statistics Report says that 37 percent of United States adults older than 20 years and 51 percent of those older than 65 exhibit prediabetes symptoms. When applied to the entire population in 2012, these estimates suggest that there are nearly 86 million adults with prediabetes in the United States alone. Furthermore, the International Diabetes Federation projects an increase in prevalence of prediabetes to 471 million globally by 2035. (1) Luckily, research shows that lifestyle intervention may decrease the percentage of prediabetic patients who develop diabetes from 37 percent to 20 percent. (2) What Is Prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition defined as having blood glucose levels above normal but below the defined threshol Continue reading >>

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  1. Kykia18

    My 10 year old pre diabetic?

    Hello everyone, I'm new here, my son went to school and had one of those glucose test, I let him do the well child check up even though he has his own pcp, I figured it wouldn't hurt. When he came home with the results they said his weight could come down some, he's 132 lbs, 5'1, they also said his glucose was elevated with a finger stick, it was 127. I didn't think that was high, but what do I know? Then they suggested I take him to the doctor. I took him, the nurses there were saying he probably ate something that raised it a little. The doctor came in and said she wanted to do an A1C on him, and I needed to change his diet to lower carb and watch the sugar intake, basically not much sugar at all. She wanted me to keep a food diary for the next month to see what he is eating, so we did the blood test and left, they called in a couple days saying his A1C showed at 5.8% and that is considered pre diabetic, they said they wanted to recheck the numbers after a month of me changing his diet. So I've done that, I've researched a lot and we are doing it as a family.. and trying to get more exercise. He goes back to the doctor in a week. I had gestational diabetes while pregnant with him. My mother, father, sister and most family on both sides have diabetes. I don't want my child to have it.. I'm feeling nervous and hoping for the best. We are trying not to scare my son about this, just explaining that we all are eating more healthy.
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  2. Seagal

    Welcome to the forum where you will find lots of good information on managing blood glucose.
    Did they give you a meter & strips to test while you are adjusting to a better eating plan? Eating "more healthy" means different things to different people. What changes have you made so far?

  3. jwags

    With diabetes, it is not just sugar but all carbs thst raise bgs. So foods like all grains, breakfast cereals, crackers, pretzels, chips, pasta, potatoes and rice all cause bgs to rise if you are a diabetic. Even healthy foods like 12 grain bread and fruit can be problems. If I were you I would buy a bg meter and test his bgs after meals to see what meals are best. Since there is a family history of diabetes , catching this early is really important. Does your son like any sports? Getting him involved in community recreation sports might be helpful.

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