I've been talking a lot about Diabetes and if you're putting yourself at risk or not. So, along with Diabetes, what are the identifiers of common health diseases? Medical News Today has outlined four "prediseases" to watch for, here is the first:
- Why It's Important: A whopping 54 million American adults have blood glucose that's higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes, putting them at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
- How to Identify: A fasting blood glucose of 100 to 125 or a blood glucose of 140 to 199 two hours after drinking a special sugar solution means you have prediabetes. Chances are your fasting blood glucose was measured the last time you had a checkup. Ask your doctor if you need a "post-prandial" test.
Fit's Tip: If you think you are at risk for any disease, it is always wise to see your doctor.