Alpha-Lipoic Acid For Diabetes Symptoms: Sugar Being Tested

Is Prediabetes Reversible

Is Prediabetes Reversible

Alpha-Lipoic Acid For Diabetes Symptoms: Sugar Being Tested

You are probably very familiar with what diabetes is. You may not be as familiar with prediabetes. So let us dive into that today!

Is Prediabetes Reversible

What Is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a precursor diagnosis to type 2 diabetes. This is one of the beginning signs that your body is failing to properly utilize the naturally occurring insulin in your body resulting in elevated glucose levels. It is estimated that one in every three American adults has prediabetes; however, many of these people may be completely unaware. Most do not get diagnosed until they have progressed into full diabetes. It is also estimated that up to 50% of Americans are insulin resistant, and mostly asymptomatic. Insulin resistance comes first, followed by pre-diabetes, then diabetes happens.

What makes prediabetes and diabetes different? Well, when diagnosing both conditions healthcare providers look at the following benchmarks:

Fasting Glucose (a test of the amount of sugar in your blood)

  • Normal: Under 100 mg/dL
  • Prediabetes: 100–125 mg/dL
  • Diabetes: Higher than 125 mg/dL

A1c (a test of the amount of glycation on your red blood cells)

  • Normal: 5.7% or lower
  • Prediabetes: 5.8%–6.4%
  • Diabetes: 6.5% or higher

Is It Possible To Reverse it?

Yes, it is possible to reverse prediabetes; however, it usually requires a change in lifestyle which may be difficult for some. For the best chances of reversing your prediabetes, it is recommended you become familiar with healthy metabolic behaviors.

These metabolic behaviors include weight loss, diet, exercise, and quitting bad habits like smoking. Avoiding added sugars and fructose is one of the most important things you can do to help reverse this process.

Steps To Reverse Prediabetes

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Eating Better

Glucose problems are more likely to occur when you are on a diet that focuses heavily on processed and refined foods. In other words, the standard American diet causes pre-diabetes. Sticking to whole grains, fresh foods, and no added sugars can greatly impact your body’s insulin resistance and glucose levels. Dr. Meredith Warner highly recommends the Mediterranean Diet for those looking to reverse their pre-diabetes. This diet pattern has been well-studied and proven to treat diabetes.

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Regular Exercise

Exercising regularly, whether it is high or low-intensity exercise, can improve your body’s ability to utilize insulin to process sugars for energy to reduce your glucose levels. Exercise increases the muscle’s ability to extract glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells.

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Weight Loss

Excess weight likes to accumulate in the liver and pancreas which are responsible for insulin metabolism. With this excess fat, insulin sensitivity is lowered, resulting in the inability of glucose to be properly processed. Losing this excess weight and fat can allow the liver and pancreas to get back into proper working order!

Supplements That Help Increase Insulin Sensitivity

This supplement has been shown to enhance your body’s ability to effectively process blood sugar, which is a great benefit for those with type 2 diabetes.

In Europe, ALA has been used to help reduce symptoms of peripheral neuropathy – the nerve damage that can be caused by diabetes.

Berberine HCl mimics the diabetic drug Metformin. It increases sensitivity to insulin to reduce blood glucose levels in those with type 2 Diabetes. Glucose in the blood is better absorbed and process for energy. Its effects on longevity have been studied and show promising results in slowing down the effects of aging.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation