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Treatment for borderline diabetes

Diabetes By Bhadra Kamalasanan , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Feb 10, 2012
Treatment for borderline diabetes

Borderline diabetes, also known as pre-diabetes, must be given immediate treatment to prevent the development of a full-blown diabetes.

Borderline diabetes, also known as pre-diabetes, is a medical condition by virtue of which a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal reading, though not as high as in diabetes.

 

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According to the diabtes.org, for an individual to be diagnosed with borderline diabetes, his or her fasting glucose level must be between 100 and 125 mg/dl. If the blood glucose level of a person is 126 mg/dl or higher, he or she is diabetic. However inflicting the disease may seem, here are ways in which you can treat it.

 

Keep glucose levels in check

Get a blood test done to measure your glucose levels. Knowing the exact level of glucose in your blood will help you and your doctor evolve an appropriate treatment, which will include lifestyle changes and medication to get your sugar levels to a normal range.


Regular visits with your doctor

Schedule regular visits with your doctor to discuss about ways in which you can lose weight, if needed. People, who develop borderline diabetes, are usually overweight. For such people, losing even 5% of the total weight can help in improving overall health.


Healthy eating

Ask for nutritionist’s advice to devise a diet plan to help you regulate your sugar levels at home. Typically, a nutritionist will evolve a diet plan that limits the consumption of carbohydrates, increases sources of dietary fibre, fruits and vegetables.

 

Exercise schedule

Whatever the disease, an increased physical activity adds a few more years to one’s lifetime. If you are specifically looking forward to treating borderline diabetes, add a few more physical activities to your already existing list of activities. Exercising will not only keep you away from diabetes or treat borderline diabetes but also increase blood flow.

 

Watch out for underlying conditions that may be a cause of borderline diabetes. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol etc. If you are diagnosed with any of the underlying diseases that cause diabetes, avail treatment immediately.

 

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