By: Trina Health of Las Vegas
What is pre-diabetes? Basically, pre-diabetes is a ‘pre-diagnosis’ of diabetes and is your body’s way of warning you something needs to change…and quickly.
In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had pre-diabetes; up from 79 million in 2010, and it rises every year.
Are you hungrier than usual? Are you losing weight but eating more? Are you thirstier than normal? Are you more tired?
All of these are typical signs of diabetes so if you are in the early stages of diabetes, you may notice them. Schedule some time to visit with your physician to run one of two tests (sometimes both) to establish if you have pre-diabetes: the Fasting Plasma Glucose Test or an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.
Some of the risk factors for pre-diabetes (and diabetes) is obesity, lack of physical activity, family history, race/ethnicity, other health problems - such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and age.
The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed). Obviously older Americans need to pay very close attention to what their body is telling them.
If you have pre-diabetes, there are important steps you can, and should take. Early intervention can turn back the clock and return elevated blood glucose levels to the normal range.
Just eating healthier and exercising is an important step for people with pre-diabetes. This can help you lose weight, keep your heart healthy, make you sleep better and even improve your mood.
If you are still experiencing complications from pre-diabetes or diabetes, such as decreased metabolism (making it much harder to lose weight), chronic fatigue and problems sleeping, wounds, neuropathy, hypoglycemic episodes, hypertension and muscle fatigue, there are treatment options available that can offer relief from these symptoms.
The Artificial Pancreas Treatment has well-documented benefits including increased metabolism, more energy and better sleep and can often stop, or reverse other diabetic complications. The treatment is intended for diabetics, but patients with pre-diabetes experience similar results.
If you or a loved one is experiencing neuropathy, chronic fatigue or other complications and would like to schedule a free consultation, which includes a metabolic rate analysis, please call Trina Health of Las Vegas at 702.850.2786 today, or visit TrinaHealth.com for more information.