10 Surprising Ways to Spot and Prevent Diabetes

By on January 13, 2014

diabetes2Diabetes affects 26 million Americans according to the CDC, but worse: 79 million Americans are currently suffering from Pre-diabetes (Metabolic Syndrome).

But there is good news, Pre-Diabetes is reversible. Dr. Joseph Pinzone – an Endocrinologist, the CEO and Medical Director of Amai Clinic, and the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA – regularly treats pre-diabetic and diabetic patients.

10 Warning Signs

1. Frequent urination

2. Feeling very thirsty

3. Persistent hunger, even after eating

4. Frequent Fatigue

5. Weight loss despite eating more food (Type 1)

6. Tingling, pain or numbness in your hands or feet (Type 2)

7. Erectile dysfunction issues

8. Blurred vision

9. Hearing impairment

10. A velvety darkening of skin which forms around neck, under arms, or in groin

10 Effective Ways to Prevent Diabetes

1. Get your blood sugar checked regularly to see if you’re at pre-diabetic levels (101-125 mg/dL) or diabetic (>125 mg/dL)

2. Eat a balanced diet with mixtures of high-quality protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats in correct proportions

3. Maintain ideal body weight

4. Workout with aerobic and weight-training exercise (doctor approved)

5. Take medications prescribed correctly for pre-diabetes or diabetes

6. Quit smoking

7. Drink coffee regularly

8. Check your blood pressure regularly

9. Make an appointment with a dietician to learn healthy eating habits

10. Visit www.diabetes.org to learn about risk factors, blood sugars, and the disease itself.

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