People with blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but
not yet in the Type II Diabetic range have "Pre-Diabetes".
Doctors sometimes call this condition impaired fasting glucose (IFG)
or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), depending on the test used
to diagnose it. The good news is that Pre-Diabetes doesnít have
to lead to Type 2 Diabetes.
An underlying cause of Metabolic Syndrome is Insulin Resistance,
a condition that increases the chances of developing
Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. So an
understanding of the interaction of Insulin Resistance,
Metabolic Syndrome and Pre-Diabetes is critical to making
lifestyle changes that can help you avoid Type 2 Diabetes and
many other health problems.
Food is broken down in the body into glucose, the simple sugar
that is the main source of energy. It is digested into many
different macromolecules -- protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Then, carbohydrates are broken down further into glucose which
is the simple energy used by cells for fuel.
Insulin allows this glucose to leave the blood stream and enter
the cell where it can fuel the activities of that cell. Your
pancreas makes and secretes insulin. But glucose canít enter the
cells if your pancreas doesn't manufacture enough insulin or
your cells are unable to process the insulin that is present in
the blood stream. As a result, glucose levels become elevated,
setting the stage for Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.
"Tissues with too much fat produce
fewer insulin receptors and are more resistant to insulin. In a
vicious cycle, the pancreas responds by pumping more insulin
until the insulin-producing cells die from exhaustion. Type 2
you are Insulin Resistant, your muscle, fat and liver cells do
not use insulin properly. The pancreas tries to keep up with the
demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas
cannot keep up with the body's need for insulin, causing excess
glucose to build-up in the blood stream. Many people with
Insulin Resistance have high levels of both blood glucose and
insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.
You have Pre-Diabetes when those blood glucose levels are higher
than normal but not yet at the level to be classified as
Diabetic. Pre-Diabetes means you have a higher risk of
developing Type 2 Diabetes, formerly called Adult-Onset
Diabetes or Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. Studies have shown
that most people with Pre-Diabetes go on to develop Type II
Diabetes within 10 years unless they make changes to their
weight, their diet and their levels of physical activity.
People with Pre-Diabetes are also at higher risk of damaging
their cardiovascular system, which can lead to heart attacks or
stroke. Reversing the symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome and
Pre-Diabetes are crucial factors in heart disease prevention
because, for example, those with Pre-Diabetes have a 1.5 times
increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease compared to people with
normal blood glucose. This is because arterial damage, abnormal
lipid profiles and blood pressure problems start before the
diagnosis of Diabetes. But the damage is begun in the
Studies are currently under way using diabetic medicines and
some types of blood pressure drugs to help control Pre-Diabetes
and Insulin Resistance, though no pharmaceutical has yet been
approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically
for these conditions.
In 2001, the National Institutes of Health completed the
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a clinical trial designed to
find the most effective ways of preventing Type 2 Diabetes in
overweight people with Pre-Diabetes. The researchers found that
lifestyle changes reduced the risk of Diabetes by 58 percent,
and many people with Pre-Diabetes returned to normal blood
glucose levels. However, a multi-faceted approach is required to
address the symptoms of these conditions.
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