Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Pre-Diabetes Danger

The Pre-Diabetes Danger
By George Stark

Diabetic RetinopathyDiabetes is a disease that can silently ambush your health. If you are not aware of the early signs of diabetes you are setting yourself up for the fight of your life. Because recognizing the signs of diabetes is so ultra important you must become an expert at detecting the diabetes early warning signs and symptoms.

The first stage of diabetes is known as pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes occurs when a person's blood glucose level is higher than normal but not so high as to trigger a diabetes diagnosis. Even though you might develop pre-diabetes it does not necessarily mean that you will be stricken with full diabetes. You can reverse the clock and return to normal glucose levels.

However, pre-diabetes is sometimes hard to recognize. But if you have any of the following symptoms then you are probably a candidate for pre-diabetes. If you are thirsty a lot, if you have to urinate frequently, if your eyesight becomes blurry at times and if you feel tired most of the time, then you could be experiencing pre-diabetes. If you notice any of these signs you must take immediate action to prevent your pre-diabetes from developing into a more advanced diabetes state.

Here's what you need to do fast. You must reduce your weight by 5-10 percent to include engaging in modest physical activity for 30 minutes daily. It's as simple as that. Weight loss and moderate exercise can turn back the clock and return your elevated blood glucose levels to the normal range.

So if you are a couch potato and you are overweight then you should be on the look-out for pre-diabetes. Don't let pre-diabetes develop into a more advanced stage of diabetes that could detrimentally effect your health for the rest of your life.

About the Author
George Stark is the owner and operator of
Diabetic Support Pack a website devoted to the care and treatment of diabetes.

Picture: Vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy.