Common Pre Diseases

Pre-Diabetes

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "pre-diabetes"—blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Recent research has shown that long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes. People with full-blown diabetes can have:

These complications may begin developing early in pre-diabetes.

How to tell if you have Pre-Diabetes?

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are three different tests your doctor can use to determine whether you have Pre-Diabetes:

The blood glucose levels measured after these tests determine whether you have a normal metabolism, or whether you have Pre-Diabetes or Diabetes.

If your blood glucose level is abnormal following the FPG, you have impaired fasting glucose (IFG); if your blood glucose level is abnormal following the OGTT, you have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Both are also known as Pre-Diabetes.

Nutritional supplementation is the cornerstone of preemption. The emphasis is on foods that are close to nature, and rich in anti-oxidant value. The Forum aims to examine the need for supplementation with nutraceuticals, which are food-derived nutrients.