Prediabetes is one of the fastest rising healthcare conditions. There are many different medical terms used to refer to prediabetes, which often makes it more confusing. The other terms you may have heard include intermediate hyperglycemia, early insulin resistance, abnormal blood glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, increased average blood glucose levels, and impaired fasting glucose levels.
What is it? What does it mean?
Prediabetes is a metabolic state of glucose dysfunction. This means that the blood sugar levels are becoming abnormally high; but not high enough to meet the criteria for having diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know it. The diagnosis is readily made with a HemoglobinA1c level of 5.7% to 6.4% or a fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 mg/dL.
This is a diagnosis that means action should be taken immediately. If no action is taken it is only a matter time before the patient will develop diabetes mellitus type 2. The underlying pathology of this disease process is insulin resistance. It is ultimately the insulin resistance that will lead to the healthcare complications that include heart attacks, strokes, and increased incidence of many cancers.
When prediabetes is diagnosed treatment to correct the abnormal metabolism should be sought.
Elevated glucose levels, insulin resistance, and low-grade chronic inflammation are treated in addition to other metabolic dysregulations that accompany prediabetes. The Diabetes Reversal Program recognizes the close association between prediabetes and diabetes mellitus type 2 and is the preferred treatment regimen. Early screening and treatment are the national guidelines. The Metabolism Clinic is addressing the diabetes epidemic head-on by offering free screening for prediabetes and diabetes.
The Metabolism Clinic is established as the destination for weight loss and reversal of diabetes. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.themetabolismclinic.com