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Prediabetes. Your chance to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Studies suggest diabetes prevalence has as much as tripled in recent decades, and data show
about two in five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. An estimated 86 million Americans have prediabetes, but only one in nine of these people knows they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.
 
Eighty-six million adults in the United States have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don’t know they have it! Up to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop diabetes within five years.
Important key messages:
Prediabetes is a serious condition: It raises your risk of heart attack and stroke and poses a very high risk of eventually progressing to full-blown diabetes
Prediabetes is treatable: The good news is that most patients with prediabetes can avoid or delay developing diabetes by losing weight, becoming more active and eating more healthfully.
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According to the CDC, you may be at risk for prediabetes if you:
Are 45 years of age or older
Are overweight
Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
Have high blood pressure
Are physically active fewer than three times per week
Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than nine pounds
 
Prediabetes symptoms include:
Feeling tired and hungry all the time
Poor sleep
Difficulty focusing
Neuropathy (numbness, tingling in feet and hands)1
Skin darkens in the neck, armpits, and skin folds
Developing many small skin tags
Weight gain, particularly around the waist
 
How do I know if I have Prediabetes?
At least one the following blood tests:
Fasting blood sugar of 100-125 mg/dL on two separate occasions
HbA1c of 5.7-6.4%
An oral glucose tolerance test that shows a blood sugar of 140 mg/dL or above after 2 hours.
 
But there is hope...
Prediabetes can be reversed halting progression to Diabetes Type 2 creating new and consistent healthy habits. Focus on nutrition with low carbohydrate approach is needed.
At Weston Medical Health & Wellness we offer a Complete Plan to reverse Prediabetes and Weight Loss Program if needed. The plan is completely designed and personally follow by
Dr. Andrea Bretal MD
Call us to schedule your Free Consultation at 954-389-1800 with the doctor so you can address your goals and a personalized plan can be adjusted to your needs.
Author
Dr. Andrea Bretal M.D. Dr. Andrea Bretal M.D. Andrea Bretal, MD, is the medical director at Weston Medical Health & Wellness in Weston, Florida. She has more than 20 years of experience as a board-certified physician in internal medicine. Originally from Argentina, Dr. Bretal earned her degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Rosario, Argentina. She completed residencies in internal medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and at the Western Reserve Hospital with Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. Her interest in obesity medicine began with her own weight struggles. When traditional strategies didn’t result in lasting weight loss, she began exploring the science behind weight. Today, she uses holistic, integrative approaches to weight loss, helping each patient balance their body, mind, and soul. Dr. Bretal proudly partners with other holistic professionals to give her patients the complete support they need for success. Dr. Bretal is passionate about helping her patients lose weight and live health

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