What are prediabetes and how to avoid them

There are at least two good reasons to talk about pre-diabetes and identify the risks associated with it. The first is that pre-diabetes affects between five and ten million Italians, and carries a greater risk of developing a real person. diabeticspecifically type 2. Recent estimates speak of 30% of cases in the next 10 years or so.
The second is that people with changes in glycemic indicators are at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, high amounts of triglycerides and/or low HDL cholesterol values.

We won’t talk about diabetes now: let’s remember that, while type 1 is a disease Autoimmune Type 2 diabetes, which affects children or young adults, is a disease metabolism An unbalanced diet toward carbohydrates and sugars, and if neglected, makes you addicted to insulin therapy like type 1. The good news is that it can be prevented. LifestyleEspecially with regular physical activity and a healthy diet.

As is widely known in folk wisdom and in the medical literature, these are the ideal ingredients to return the patient to the feared one metabolic syndromeIt is widely underestimated, especially by men. How do you know him? We will talk about glycemic values ​​later, but you should not neglect a waist circumference of more than 102 cm for males and 88 for women, blood pressure above 130 out of 90, cholesterol above 200, and triglycerides above 150. Never and ever.
Otherwise, sooner or later cardiovascular disease will celebrate. Not only. As mentioned by the oncologist Maria Rosa de Fazio in this book Food That Heals Food That Makes You Sick (Mind Editori): “Few people know that a diabetic has a 10 to 20 times greater risk of developing cancer than a non-diabetic.”

What are prediabetes?

We talk about pre-diabetes when glucose levels are higher than normal but not so high that we can diagnose type 2 diabetes. Specifically, the alarm bell rings when blood glucose is between 100 and 125 mg/dL (double fasting blood sugar, IFG), or when the blood sugar after an oral glucose load is between 140 and 200 mg/dL (impaired glucose tolerance, IGT) or, finally, if the glycated hemoglobin test is between 5.7% and 6.4% mg/dL deciliter.

Causes of prediabetes include reduced biological activity of insulin and suboptimal insulin production by the beta cells of the pancreas. Yes, the classic disorders of type 2 diabetes, even if they are expressed to a lesser extent.
It appears that lack of physical activity and weight gain are among the causes of the progressive insulin resistance process. On the one hand, if excess fat can increase the inflammatory state in the body, favoring the process of insulin resistance, on the other hand, physical exercise (and a healthier diet) produces these changes in our bodies, helping us to maintain them. . Balance blood sugar levels.

Help from nature

Let’s say right away that there are no specific, specific medications for pre-diabetes.
But you can help yourself with extracts of certain plants or fruits that stimulate carbohydrate metabolism. For example the plant momordica Also known as “bitter melon” or “Chinese cucumber”, the juice of which is part of the diets of some Asian populations. or tropical gymnastics(the name means “eat sugar”) is able to stimulate the beta cells of the pancreas to produce insulin, which boosts energy metabolism and helps reduce feelings of hunger.
Improves both glycemic control and lipid profileAlex Paraguarensisof the family Aquifoliaceae, native to South America, from which the syrup is obtained, a popular and widespread drink in South America.

also cinnamon And the Cranberry They act as a support in cases of hyperglycemia. The first regulates the absorption of sugars, and the second is rich in anthocyanins (pigmented molecules with an antioxidant effect), which are able to reduce postprandial blood sugar and insulin in people with diabetes or prediabetes.
Moreover, there are many polyphenols Which act as a hypoglycemic agent (polyphenols are molecules that protect plants from the dangers of oxidation caused by sunlight). I’m thinking ofoleuropein and forHydroxy Aerosol Extracts of olive leaves, which have antihypertensive, antihypertensive and anti-atherosclerotic properties.

Help for the optimal management of our metabolism comes not only from fruit and plant extracts but also from minerals. The Triple Chromium Picolinate It is an organic form of chromium, a mineral that the body needs in limited amounts and can help maintain normal blood sugar levels.

So it is possible to stop a disease like type 2 diabetes in time with a proper lifestyle and a closer look at what nature gives us.

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