Brought to you jointly by The Foundation for Prevention and Dr. Irving A. Cohen
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Is Prediabetes Dangerous?
Yes it is. Prediabetes should be taken very seriously. The "pre" in prediabetes sounds trivial, as if the danger is yet to come. Unfortunately, serious health damage may already be taking place. The insulin resistance that characterizes prediabetes is accompanied by some of the same organ damage that we attribute to diabetes. The list of problems attributed to diabetes is long, yet it often begins years before you are diagnosed with diabetes. Perhaps you know someone who had their diabetes diagnosed only after they had suffered from neuropathy, or had a heart attack, or kidney failure.
Interestingly, the rise in many chronic diseases that we face today actually began early in the 20th century, coinciding with significant changes in the food supply. This worsened in the last four decades, accelerated by well-meaning but physiologically wrong government advice about healthy living and diet. Recent revelations about industry influencing science for their own self-interest has only made the situation worse. The natural course of Type 2 Diabetes shows that inflammation and plaque formation can take place in many organs long before diabetes is typically officially diagnosed. Some people may develop heart disease or kidney failure and pass away without Type 2 Diabetes being recognized as the underlying cause. Others will eventually learn about it, but they may not recognize the cause and effect relationship. Treat prediabetes seriously, it is easier to prevent damage than it is to reverse it.
Recovery from prediabetes can be done through the right dietary changes. These are described in Dr. Cohen's book Diabetes Recovery. The dietary plan Dr Cohen developed for people with type 2 diabetes is simpler for those with prediabetes, because they usually are not not already be on diabetic medication.
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** Diabetes is a serious disease. This website can not and is not intended to provide individual medical advice. If you are currently using any form of diabetic medication, significant dietary change may necessitate modification or discontinuation of your medication schedule. Consult a qualified medical practitioner for individual direction and medical advice. **