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What helps with prediabetes?

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Dr. Richard Scofield
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
12 doctors agree

In brief: Careful diet

The single most important thing you can do to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to frank diabetes is to maintain a lean body habitus.
If you are overweight limit portion size, particularly starches and sweets, and lose the excess weight.

In brief: Careful diet

The single most important thing you can do to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to frank diabetes is to maintain a lean body habitus.
If you are overweight limit portion size, particularly starches and sweets, and lose the excess weight.
Dr. Richard Scofield
Dr. Richard Scofield
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Dr. Karla Groves
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and exercise

Diabetes is commonly associated with being overweight or obese as well as poor eating habit, lack of exercise and there is also a genetic component.
If you are overweight you are at increased risk of diabetes. Pre-diabetes is defined as blood sugar higher than normal (>100 fasting) on more than one occasion, but not quite high enough to be diabetes (>126 fasting). So losing weight and exercisehelp.

In brief: Diet and exercise

Diabetes is commonly associated with being overweight or obese as well as poor eating habit, lack of exercise and there is also a genetic component.
If you are overweight you are at increased risk of diabetes. Pre-diabetes is defined as blood sugar higher than normal (>100 fasting) on more than one occasion, but not quite high enough to be diabetes (>126 fasting). So losing weight and exercisehelp.
Dr. Karla Groves
Dr. Karla Groves
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Prediabetic diet.

The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men).
Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too.

In brief: Prediabetic diet.

The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men).
Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Behavior Change Game

You must aggressively change your lifestyle.
Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m

In brief: Behavior Change Game

You must aggressively change your lifestyle.
Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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