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Diabetes Prevention
Diabetes Prevention

The real solution to diabetes prevention is to know if you are pre-diabetic and intervene to not only stop the progression to diabetes but to begin the reversal of this dangerous condition. This was proven in a landmark federally funded study of 3,234 participants that began in 1996 and ended in 2001 where a diverse group of Americans who are overweight with impaired glucose tolerance and at risk of developing full-blown diabetes proved they could successfully undertake intervention to delay the onset of diabetes or prevent it altogether.

In effect the study showed that many of the 57 million Americans at high risk for developing type II diabetes could be spared some or all of the suffering from the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. By contrast, if the pre-diabetic population did nothing to change behavior, they would in all likelihood develop type II diabetes within 10 years; possibly go on to have heart attacks or strokes; potentially lose their limbs, eyesight, and kidney function; and probably die years before their time.

What is most troublesome is the belief by some that if they become diabetic they will simply take a drug that will manage their disease. Unfortunately, not only do these drugs have severe side effects but for the most part they do not stop the severe complications from developing that include:
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Blindness
  • Kidney disease
  • Nervous system
  • Amputations
  • Liver disease
  • Alzheimer's

Are you pre-diabetic? Answer yes to six or more of the questions below and there is a good chance you are!
  • Do you have body fat around your abdomen?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you have high blood pressure?
  • Do you have high cholesterol?
  • Do you have high triglycerides?
  • Do you Not exercise at least 30 min. 4 days/week?
  • Do you have diabetes and your family?
  • Do you eat sugary foods more than once a week?
  • Do you eat fast foods at least once a week?
  • Is your fasting blood sugar above 100 MG/DL?
  • Are you having trouble losing weight?
  • Do you have abnormal BMI?
  • Do you have an unhealthy hip to waist ratio?
  • Are you 45 years of age or older?
Diabetes is an epidemic – do not delay Act now to prevent Once a diabetic – always a diabetic Pre-diabetes is reversible