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What is pre-diabetes? (that’s a good question!)

I was recently asked ‘what is pre-diabetes’ from a My Blood Pressure user who thought he may be at risk. If you think you may be at risk, I hope this video and information helps!

You are at risk for pre-diabetes if you have:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides.
  • A family history of diabetes.
  • Are overweight or obese.

Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have pre-diabetes.


Great video: Understanding and avoiding pre-diabetes

This video interviews Carol who was diagnosed with pre-diabetes and follows the changes she is making to ensure her pre-diabetes doesn’t turn into full blown diabetes.


Could I have pre-diabetes and not know?

Yes, you could! People with pre-diabetes don’t always have any symptoms, just like high blood pressure. The American Diabetes Association estimates there are 54 million people in the United States who have pre-diabetes. Some don’t have symptoms and others may have symptoms such as thirst, a frequent desire to urinate, blurred vision, and tiredness.


Avoiding pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke and death than those with normal blood glucose levels. In addition, diabetes can lead to blindness, limb loss, severe heart disease and early death. Pre-diabetes is definitely a disease to avoid!

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About Kellie

Kellie is 37 years old and together with her brother Steve makes up the My Health Software team.

She helps on the websites and gathering news for the programs. Kellie worked in the medical industry prior to having her two children (8 and 6) and has a strong interest in self awareness and management of health conditions.


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