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OneWellness November 30, 2022

Prediabetes

Medically Reviewed by undefined

Written by Chioma Chukwunedu

Facts you should know about Prediabetes

  • After a fasting blood sugar test, the normal blood sugar levels should range between 70-100mg/dl.


  • A person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes when the blood sugar levels are above 126mg/dl.

So what happens if my blood sugar levels are above 100mg/dl but less than 126mg/dl?

  • Prediabetes is a reversible condition where the blood sugar level is above normal but high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.


  • There are no signs and symptoms of prediabetes.

“There are no signs and symptoms of prediabetes.“

  • People with this condition may be overweight.


  • The most likely way a person can find out they are prediabetic is during a blood sugar test.This is why it is important always to check your blood sugar levels.

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  • There are a few differences between prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.


  • Prediabetes is a warning and can be reversed. Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition that is managed and treated but not cured.


  • Prediabetes can be reversed by making healthy lifestyle changes.


  • Choosing to become more physically active by taking walks can reverse prediabetes.


  • Reducing the intake of carbohydrates like white rice, bread, semovita, garri and increasing the intake of proteins like fish, beans, eggs; fruits and vegetables can reverse prediabetes.


  • Fasting and practicing choosing smaller amounts of food, especially carbohydrates can reverse prediabetes.


  • All exercises are effective in reversing prediabetes but exercises that build muscles such as weight lifting and high-intensity interval training are most effective.


  • Some medications and dietary supplements can help reverse prediabetes.


  • Learning how to manage stress effectively can also help reverse prediabetes.

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