Understanding Pre-Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Pre-diabetes is a condition characterized by higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Recognizing the symptoms, understanding the risk factors, and implementing preventive measures are essential for managing pre-diabetes and reducing the risk of progression to diabetes.

Symptoms of Pre-Diabetes:

  • Increased thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow wound healing
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet

Risk Factors for Pre-Diabetes:

  • Family history of diabetes
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Excess body weight, especially abdominal obesity
  • Unhealthy diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Age over 45
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol levels

Preventive Measures for Pre-Diabetes:

  • Maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and a balanced diet.
  • Monitor blood sugar levels regularly, especially if you have risk factors for pre-diabetes.
  • Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  • Limit intake of sugary beverages, processed foods, and high-fat foods.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Quit smoking if you smoke, as smoking increases the risk of diabetes and other health problems.

At IGAKU, we understand the importance of early detection and management of pre-diabetes. Book a consultation today to receive personalized guidance on preventing diabetes and improving overall health.

Ready to take control of your health and prevent diabetes? Book a consultation with IGAKU today. Our experts can provide personalized advice on managing pre-diabetes, implementing lifestyle changes, and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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