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Borderline diabetes : All you need to know

About


Also known as prediabetes, this condition occurs before Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar levels higher but not as high as it would be in a type 2 diabetes.


Of people suffering from this condition, 90 percent don’t know they have it. [1]


- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging required
- Chronic and lasts for years or may stay lifelong


Your doctor may ask you to take a hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test, if your HbA1c level is identified to be in the range 5.7-6.4, you will be diagnosed to be having prediabetes.


Symptoms


- You may be positively tested for high blood glucose and blood pressure levels
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Abdominal obesity


Treatment


Self-care:
The blood sugar levels can be brought back to normal and can be prevented from taking the form of type 2 diabetes. You may need to change your lifestyle including your food habits and exercising routine.
- Take more of unprocessed high fiber food with carbohydrates
- Include lots of fruit and vegetables into your diet
- Reduce the intake of saturated fat and meat that is processed


Medications


You may be suggested some medications like metformin (Glucophage). This helps in lowering the risk of this condition progressing. When taken along with proper diet and exercise practice, you can see this working.


Specialists


Consult a diabetologist or a physician once you identify the symptoms. Diagnosis of this condition plays a vital part in curing it. At mfine, we help you by providing you with the necessary medical decisions to make.

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