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Are you prediabetic?

February 22, 2020
Mark Killick
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If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you’ve probably been told “Let’s keep an eye on that.” This, in reality, could translate as “Let’s wait until you have full-blown type 2 diabetes, and we can treat it then with medication!”

But you might be thinking – What can I do about that NOW?

First, take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. One in three of the adult UK population have prediabetes, the majority of people with prediabetes don’t even know that they have it. Whilst it may be worrying, the fact that you know about your diagnosis is a good thing, because prediabetes is reversible.

What does being diagnosed as prediabetic mean to your health?

Prediabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, and is often a prelude to type 2 diabetes, which is a serious condition. You don’t just have a problem with sugar, a prediabetes diagnosis puts you at a greater risk of stroke, heart attack and other potentially life-threatening conditions.

Can it be reversed?

For many people, introducing diet and lifestyle changes can reverse prediabetes, thereby cutting your risk factors for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, dementia and kidney disease. There are real solutions that fit in with your life, that require commitment on your part to reverse prediabetes and optimise your health.

My diabetes care package gives you the information, tools and coaching needed to reverse your diagnosis. For people who are unsure whether they have or are at risk from prediabetes or even type 2 diabetes, they can find out by having biomarkers in blood measured. I can offer a simple test to find out.

To book your appointment, or request your biomarker test, call me on 07768 261989.