Before the full-blown disease of diabetes is diagnosed, you may have signs and symptoms that trouble is on the horizon. What can you look for? What should you to do try and stop diabetes in its tracks? Growing Bolder’s Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert Dr. Susan Mitchell and diabetes expert Hope Warshaw break down the sound science.
The first thing to do is to learn to advocate for yourself if you think you may be at risk — say, if you have a family history, if you’re overweight, if you’re sedentary or have other issues — because your standard physical may not run all of the necessary tests.
Next, if you find out that you do have pre-diabetes, take action immediately. There are some dietary changes you can make as well as lifestyle adjustments, and they could help you live a longer, healthier life.
Get more details on the tests, the changes and the signs to look for in this episode of Straight Talk About Eating Smart.
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For more tips, recipes, links to Dr. Mitchell’s social networks and blog, visit http://susanmitchell.org/.