Pre-diabetes – do I need to be concerned?

Worldwide there is a sharp increase in pre-diabetes. A staggering 81 million American adults (30%) and 1.7 million Australians (16%) are estimated to have this condition .Even more concerning is that a mere seven percent know they have it and there is a 50% chance it will develop into type 2 diabetes between 5-10 years.

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But what exactly is it?

Pre-diabetes (or impaired glucose tolerance), is where your blood sugar (glucose) is raised beyond the normal range but it is not so high that you have diabetes. The problem is you will feel well and only know about it if you have a blood test. Equally, even if you are diagnosed as having pre-diabetes you are very unlikely to be prescribed medication instead you will simply be advised to review your lifestyle. This means it’s very easy to do nothing about it.

Why should I change my lifestyle?

This is the blog I’ve written for Sue Loncaric’s community “Sizzling at 60”. Sue and I connected when I read a blog she’d guest written for the The Seeing Me Project, an initiative started by Miller’s Fashion to promote women 40+ and encourage them to engage in conversation, share their stories and life experiences. I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to contribute to her blog as she shares my passion for “riding the wave of midlife with positivity, fun and laughter”.

You can read the full article by clicking below and I would love you to leave a comment and your thoughts

http://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au/pre-diabetes-do-i-need-to-be-concerned/

 

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