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Chronic disease can be prevented when discovered at an early stage.

The accelerated day-to-day, almost always, makes us not able to pay due attention to our health, right?

Something so important for us to enjoy our days well and that – often – ends up gaining prominence only when it starts to get out of control.

So, integrating this scenario of health conditions that need to be checked periodically, pre-diabetes (the moment when the body starts to show signs that sugar and insulin levels are starting to get high) is an important point to be examined to prevent it from developing into diabetes.

With this need in mind, the MetLife team listed below some necessary precautions to understand the first signs of this health condition and how to take care of yourself.

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How do I know if I am in the pre-diabetes stage?

Basically, prediabetes has no symptoms, so to avoid the progression of the condition, it is important to carry out periodic blood tests, especially in the case of family members who already have the disease.

In any case, pictures like sudden weight gain, hair loss, dry skin and extreme fatigue deserve attention.

How Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis Works

The only way to confirm the diagnosis of pre-diabetes is through blood tests. The verified levels are of glycemia – considered normal, in fasting, up to 99 mg / dl – that from 100 and 125 already indicates the pre-diabetes and glycated hemoglobin, which between 5.7% and 6.4 % already indicates the condition.

Daily changes are essential to treat prediabetes

Treatment consists, in most cases, in the need to adopt new habits. Betting on a balanced diet, with reduced calories, fats and carbohydrates, is essential.

The beginning of the practice of physical activities is also important to prevent the progress of the condition. However, in some cases, the professional responsible for diagnosis and treatment (in conjunction with lifestyle changes) may also choose to use medications.

Tips for treating prediabetes

It is important to remember that after diagnosing pre-diabetes, eating healthy is one of the main ways to keep the body functioning at its best.

Thus, betting on recipes with dark leaves, whole foods, cinnamon tea and foods rich in proteins is always a good idea to move towards a recovery of glycemic indexes.

And of course, in conjunction with constant health care, it is also important to have assistance that can assist in all stages of life, and MetLife, through its various care tools, is a good idea.

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