Prediabetes? Do THIS to Avoid Diabetes

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

It means your body struggles to process sugar (glucose) properly.

The condition is more common than you might think. In fact, more than one in three American adults have it.

But if you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, are you doomed to develop full-blown diabetes?

Let’s take a look…

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When you eat, your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, which then enters your bloodstream.

Normally, your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin, which helps your cells absorb the glucose and use it for energy.

However, in prediabetes, your cells start to resist the effects of insulin, so the glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used by your cells.

Over time, if left untreated, prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, which is a more serious condition where your blood sugar levels are consistently high and can cause damage to your organs.

Now, a prediabetes diagnosis DOESN’T mean you’re going to get diabetes. But it DOES mean you’ve gotten a serious wake-up call that you can’t afford to ignore!

Disregarding prediabetes is like ignoring a ticking time bomb that’s about to go off in your body. The longer you let high blood sugar levels run rampant, the more damage is being done to your organs and overall health.

But here’s the good news—you still have the power to defuse that bomb!

Your future is not set in stone. Prediabetes is often reversible through lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. These changes can help your body use insulin more effectively and lower your blood sugar levels back to a normal range.

A recent study examined the cases of over 8,700 people and found that the higher their fitness level, the lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In other words, getting active and improving your heart health can work wonders for reversing prediabetes.

To reduce your risk of progressing to full-blown diabetes, avoid processed, prepackaged foods and swear off sugary drinks. Instead, focus on eating good quality proteins, fresh produce, and healthy fats (like you’ll find in the Mediterranean diet) to keep your blood sugar in check.

There are also plenty of good blood-sugar-supporting supplements, including berberine, chromium, cinnamon, and hesperidin, that can help keep your numbers within the normal range.

I know change is hard, but the alternative is much worse. Type 2 diabetes comes with a whole host of potential complications, from heart disease and stroke to nerve damage and kidney failure.

Prediabetes does NOT lock in your destiny, but it IS a warning sign that shouldn’t be ignored.

P.S. For better blood sugar, “Go for the Gold!”

Source:

Abdelrahman A. Jamiel, Husam Ardah, Amjad M. Ahmed et al. Prognostic Value of Exercise Capacity In Incidence Diabetes: A Country With High Prevalence of Diabetes, 05 January 2022, Under Review at BMC Endocrine Disorders, PREPRINT (Version 2) available at Research Square

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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