Mexico, March 16 (Notimex) .- Prediabetes is a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, so people with blood sugar levels between 100 and 125 mg / dl should immediately take measures to modify their lifestyle, experts say .
At the XXXI National Congress on Diabetes, held in Acapulco, Guerrero, Rubén Oswaldo Silva Tinoco, Director of the Specialized Clinic for Managing Diabetes in Mexico City, said the prediabetes is reversible.
To prevent progress, a complete assessment of related risk factors such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and / or high levels of triglyceride and uric acid, family history and sedentary lifestyle needs to be done.
Other health-related factors such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle or inadequate nutrition (with high carbohydrate content, high fat content, and low fiber content) should also be considered.
Latinos, as well as women who have given birth to children older than 4 kilograms, or are pregnant with gestational diabetes and even live with polycystic ovary syndrome, are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Hector Sanchez Mijangos, medical president of the Mexican Alliance for Diabetes, said prediabetes is a common condition in the population and it is better to take it as an opportunity for thinking and fundamental changes in lifestyle.
Experts have pointed out that there are lab blood tests for blood glucose counts or measurements of glycosylated hemoglobin, which provide the physician with parameters for diagnosing and possibly treating.
Therapy is usually performed with oral remedies such as prolonged release metformin but it is important to make changes such as eating healthy food and drink, physical activity, as well as controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride.