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Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Full-Blown Diabetes

Prediabetes is a serious diagnosis that could mean you’re at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is when you have dangerous levels of glucose, aka sugar, circulating in your blood because your body isn't making enough insulin to process the sugar.

If you’re one of 84 million adults in the United States with prediabetes, your blood glucose levels are too high to be healthy. Although it sounds scary, there are ways you can improve your health. And lower your risk of full-fledged diabetes.

At Medinet Family Care Clinic in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Bharat Gandhi and Dr. Priya Gandhi understand how upsetting prediabetes can be. They can help you make lifestyle changes to lower your blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Expand your diet

The Medinet Family Care Clinic recommends cutting out sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and processed foods. Removing certain sugars is an opportunity to add more delicious and healthy whole foods to your diet. Explore the outer aisles of your grocery store. And learn new recipes from world cuisines that are filling, delicious, and healthy. Don't be afraid to explore lifestyle diets. Such as a Mediterranean diet, paleo diet, or cyclical ketogenic diet.

Here's what you should cut from your diet:

Here’s what you should add to your diet:

Maintain a healthy weight

If you're overweight, you might want to consider losing body fat. This could help reverse your prediabetes and get your blood-sugar levels under control.

Switching to a whole-foods diet can help you shed pounds naturally. While keeping you full and satisfied. Make sure you're exercising, as well. Even if that just means walking outside for 30 minutes a day.

You may be sensitive to foods or have other allergies that cause inflammation in your body. Stress can also contribute to your weight gain. Addressing every factor that contributes to your health, is key. That’s why our physicians custom designs her treatment plans based on your specific health concerns and goals.

Sleep yourself healthy

Not getting enough sleep can raise your blood sugar levels. And make it harder for your body to use the hormone insulin. Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? You may have a hormonal imbalance, or you may be eating or exercising too close to bedtime.

See your doctor regularly

To keep your blood sugar levels are under control, be sure to book a check at one of our offices every three to six months. Having a functional medicine specialist on your team will help you feel supported. So you can make changes that’ll keep you healthy long-term.

To set up a prediabetes consultation, Prediabetes is a serious diagnosis that could mean you’re at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is when you have dangerous levels of glucose, aka sugar, circulating in your blood because your body isn't making enough insulin to process the sugar.

If you’re one of 84 million adults in the United States with prediabetes, your blood glucose levels are too high to be healthy. Although it sounds scary, there are ways you can improve your health. And lower your risk of full-fledged diabetes.

At Medinet Family Care Clinic, we understand how upsetting prediabetes can be, and can help you make lifestyle changes to lower your blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Expand your diet

The Medinet Family Care Clinic team recommends cutting out sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, and processed foods. Removing certain sugars is an opportunity to add more delicious and healthy whole foods to your diet. Explore the outer aisles of your grocery store. And learn new recipes from world cuisines that are filling, delicious, and healthy. Don't be afraid to explore lifestyle diets. Such as a Mediterranean diet, paleo diet, or cyclical ketogenic diet.

Here's what you should cut from your diet:

Here’s what you should add to your diet:

Maintain a healthy weight

If you're overweight, you might want to consider losing body fat. This could help reverse your prediabetes and get your blood sugar levels under control.

Switching to a whole-foods diet can help you shed pounds naturally. While keeping you full and satisfied. Make sure you're exercising, as well. Even if that just means walking outside for 30 minutes a day.

You may be sensitive to foods or have other allergies that cause inflammation in your body. Stress can also contribute to your weight gain. 

Sleep yourself healthy

Not getting enough sleep can raise your blood sugar levels. And make it harder for your body to use the hormone insulin. Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? You may have a hormonal imbalance, or you may be eating or exercising too close to bedtime.

See your doctor regularly

To make sure your blood sugar levels are under control, book an appointment at one of our offices every three to six months. Either call or request an appointment online

 

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