Beyond Glucose: Better Ways to Know Your Risk

So, we know that diabetes is all about blood sugar, right?

And how your body isn’t producing enough insulin to convert that blood sugar into energy – so, instead, it floats around in your bloodstream, causing havoc.

The same goes if you’ve been told you have prediabetes.

This is the “danger zone” of diabetes, also known as borderline diabetes or prediabetes.

Your doctor might refer to it as impaired fasting glucose or glucose intolerance.

Basically, if you have prediabetes, your blood sugar levels are higher than normal.

They’re just not quite high enough to be “diabetic” – yet.

Prediabetes means your pancreas is still producing enough insulin to manage sugars and starches that you eat.

Unfortunately, that insulin is becoming less effective at removing the sugar from your bloodstream, which means your blood sugar levels are quite high.

Hence the term ‘insulin resistance.’

If untreated, prediabetes usually leads to full-blown type 2 diabetes within five years.

This is why it’s REALLY important for you to keep an eye on your blood glucose levels – whether you’ve been diagnosed or not.

So, how do you do that?

This is how…

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