So I’m Prediabetic. Does This Mean I’ll Get Diabetes?

First of all, let me stress again that probably HALF of you reading this are prediabetic.

High cholesterol, low HDL, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, ringing in the ears, gallbladder problems, abdominal obesity, gout, skin tags…the list of problems associated with being prediabetic is quite extensive.

One of these is bad enough, but what if you happen to have, say, THREE of these factors?  Just how high is your risk?

In my experience, it is rare that someone is told they are prediabetic and had some concern over what this really means.  This condition is grossly and severely, unrecognized by mainstream medicine.

Back to the risk…

This particular study looked at how likely someone is to go on to develop diabetes is he or she has a certain number of these elements of prediabetes.  The bottom line?  While there is a lot of variability, there are some things that stand out.  The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to go on to develop diabetes in 5 years.  If one of your risk factors includes high blood sugar, your risk is much higher.

To me, this means that, regardless of how high your risk is or how many people in your family have diabetes, it does NOT mean that you are going to develop diabetes.  Provided, of course, that you are making the right lifestyle choices.  You choose.

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.