Prediabetes

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Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

Pre-diabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is elevated above normal but not quite to diabetic levels. People with pre-diabetes have either impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or both. To determine if IFG is present, you must fast overnight and then have your…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

…albumin excretion. Even more impressive, in one-third of those taking the vitamin, the condition disappeared completely! If you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or kidney disease, protect yourself by taking 100 mg of B1 three times a day. This safe, well-tolerated vitamin is sold in health-food stores…

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Aloe Vera Supplement Treats Metabolic Syndrome

…blood sugar and cholesterol in people with pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Researching Aloe Vera Supplements In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 45 patients with pre-diabetes were divided into three groups. One group…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…245 high school teenagers for one week. They measured both the length of time the teenagers slept and their insulin resistance, an indicator of pre-diabetes. During the study, the participants logged their sleep and provided fasting blood samples. What the researchers found is that the participants…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

A couple of years ago, I wrote about a study examining the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood…

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