Pre-diabetes

Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Description

Pre-Diabetes or Impaired Glucose Tolerance is high levels of blood sugar, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. This affects the body by increasing the risk of heart disease or stroke. Also, if you do not treat Pre-Diabetes it might become type 2 diabetes in 10 years.Next, if this gets all the way to type 2 diabetes you can develop very bad complications like nerve damage, eye problems and much more. In conclusion, you may want to look into some of my next paragraphs to check of you qualify for Pre-Diabetes
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Why is it important

If you have some risk factors such as overweight, family history and age you might want to look into Pre-Diabetes because of some complications. These complications include High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, kidney problems, blindness and amputations. All of these things can either affect your life majorly or even be deadly.
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Causes

-body not keeping up with the sugar levels

-eating carbohydrates turns into sugar and with Pre-Diabetes it cant keep up with the sugar levels

-insulin lowers the amount of sugar in your bloodstreams and when the sugar levels drop so do your insulin levels

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Symptoms

-darkened skin could be a sign that you have moved from Pre-Diabetes to type 2 diabetes

if you start seeing these symptoms you might be moving from Pre-Diabetes to type 2 diabetes

-increased thirst

-frequent urination

-fatigue

-blurred vision

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Treatment/medicines

-healthy eating with very limited sugars

-physical activity

-lose excess weight (fat weight)

-the medication Metformin

-cassia cinnamon

-co-enzyme Q10

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Fun Facts

1. over 86 million Americans have Pre-Diabetes which is equal to 1/3 people

2. 9/10 people that have Pre-Diabetes do not know they have it

3. only 7% of people that have Pre-Diabetes actually know they have it

4.more than 45% of Asians have Pre-Diabetes

5. by 2025 more than 90 million Americans will have Pre-Diabetes