What are the Signs of Borderline Diabetes (Prediabetes)? What is Borderline Diabetes? Borderline diabetes, also known as prediabetes, is a condition in which blood sugar is higher than normal, but not as high as it is in diabetes. It is the result of insulin resistance, or reduced effect of insulin on certain cells in your […]
February is American Heart Month, and a great time to reflect on how to protect your own heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, responsible for one in four deaths, and hypertension is also linked to heart problems and stroke. Smoking and other forms of tobacco use damage your heart […]
Prediabetes is a condition with higher-than-normal blood sugar, and knowing that you have prediabetes gives you an opportunity to change your lifestyle to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. That is why you are in the Lark DPP! There is more to the story. The knowledge that you have prediabetes can be […]
Good stress management can keep stress as a positive part of your life, and prevent it from interfering with blood sugar control if you have prediabetes or diabetes. You may already be familiar with methods such as getting active, meditating, and reading. Another approach is venting when things get overwhelming. Venting can help you feel better and keep stress under control, and these are some ways to vent when you have a specific stressful feeling.
The best diet for prediabetes helps you lose extra weight and lower blood sugar. Potatoes can be part of that diet if you eat them in moderation.
Diabetes raises your risk for heart disease. With all these links between diabetes and heart trouble, it is worth doing what you can to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and to support a heart-healthy lifestyle. Luckily, most of the healthy choices you make can do double duty in lowering diabetes risk and improving heart health.
Having a shopping list is an important part of your plan for healthy grocery shopping. You can strengthen your plan by knowing what you will do when you get to the store.
Prediabetes treatment is usually possible with simple lifestyle changes. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) focuses on modest weight loss and physical activity, and has been proven to lower diabetes risk by 58%.
Is walking good for you? It is if you are looking for benefits related to weight, health, and mental clarity. Walking is among the most natural of movements and you may not even think much about it, but it can still improve your physical and emotional health and well-being. It can even be a simple way to treat prediabetes and lower diabetes risk.
Do you have diabetes or prediabetes? If so, you may be getting a lot of messages about it. Some of those messages may be conflicting, and some may be difficult to believe. Which information is true, and which should you ignore? These are 7 myths about diabetes, and the truths behind them.