Prediabetes: Can it be reversed?
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:22:15 GMT —
Having high blood sugar
also called prediabetes doesn't mean you're destined to develop type 2 diabetes.
aking healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, exercising, and dropping excess weight may help prevent the disease.
he American Diabetes Association says for some people at risk, taking the drug metformin may help too.
n healthy people, sugar enters the blood stream after we eat. Then the Hormone insulin gets involved helping the body's cells absorb the sugar and turn it into energy.
n people with prediabetes this
process starts to work less efficiently and sugar builds up in your blood stream. With type 2 diabetes things worsen and people often have to be treated with insulin.
f you already have diabetes, you can still make lifestyle changes to help control the disease. In people who are overweight, losing only 5 to 10 percent of their body weight can help improve their condition.
hen it comes to food, instead of a restrictive diet, focus on cutting the fat and calories but don't skimp on fruits, vegetables and whole grains.