Pre Diabetes Symptoms

Pre diabetes and pre diabtetes symptoms symptoms, also known as "impaired glucose tolerance," is a health condition with no conclusive visible signs. Hence, pre diabetes symptoms are hard to detect. It is almost always present before a person develops the more serious type 2 diabetes. Fifty-seven million people in the U.S. over age 20 have pre diabetes with blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but are not high enough to be classified as diabetes.

More and more, doctors are recognizing the importance of diagnosing pre diabetes as treatment of the condition may prevent more serious health problems. For example, early diagnosis and treatment of pre diabetes may prevent type 2 diabetes as well as associated complications such as heart and blood vessel disease and eye and kidney disease. Doctors now know that the health complications associated with type 2 diabetes often occur before the medical diagnosis of diabetes is made.

What Are the Symptoms of Pre Diabetes?

Although most people with pre diabetes have no symptoms at all, symptoms of diabetes may include unusual thirst, a frequent desire to urinate, blurred vision, or extreme fatigue.

A medical lab test may show some signs that suggest pre diabetes may be present. View 2.5 min Video on Diabetes Testimonial

Pre Diabetes Symptoms

Who Should Be Tested for Pre Diabetes?

You should be tested for pre-diabetes if:

* You're over 45 years of age.
* You have any risk factors for diabetes.
* You're overweight with a BMI (body mass index) over 25.
* You belong to a high risk ethnic group.
* You were known to previously have an abnormal glucose tolerance test or have an impaired fasting glucose level.
* You have a history of gestational diabetes or delivering a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
* You have clusters of problems seen in the metabolic syndrome. These problems include high cholesterol and triglycerides, high LDL cholesterol and low HDL cholesterol, central obesity, hypertension, and insulin resistance.
* You have polycystic ovarian syndrome.

How Is Pre-Diabetes Diagnosed?

Although most people with pre diabetes have no symptoms at all, symptoms of diabetes may include unusual thirst, a frequent desire to urinate, blurred vision, or extreme fatigue.

A medical lab test may show some signs that suggest pre diabetes may be present. View 2.5 min Video on Diabetes Testimonial

To determine if you have pre diabetes, your doctor can perform two different blood tests – the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test and the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

During the FPG blood test your blood sugar level is measured after an 8 hour fast. This laboratory health screening can determine if your body metabolizes glucose correctly. If your blood sugar level is abnormal after the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test, you could have what's called "impaired fasting glucose," which suggests pre diabetes.

Why Is It Important to Recognize and Treat Pre Diabetes?

By identifying the signs of pre diabetes before diabetes occurs, you can prevent type 2 diabetes all together and lower your risk of complications associated with this condition, such as heart disease.

A large 3-year medical study in patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes found that lifestyle changes with exercise and mild weight loss, and treatment with medications that work to sensitize a person to the actions of insulin, can decrease the chance that a person with pre diabetes will get type 2 diabetes by up to 60%. Changing a person's lifestyle habits with increased physical activities and mild weight loss was more effective than medications at reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. For some people with pre-diabetes, intervening early can actually return elevated blood sugar levels to the normal, healthy range.

Alternative Treatment for Diabetes Without Meds?

Diabetes is a complex topic to deal with adequately in a single webpage like this, therefore, my treatment of the subject will be limited to general concept only. In fact, there are several disease entities covered under the umbrella term diabetes. Medicine has defined at least three major types (type I, type II and gestational diabetes), but I am convinced that in the next few years several more distinct diseases will be identified.

In the foregoing discussion, I will be dealing mainly with type II diabetes, sometimes called non-insulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes, although these terms are inexact and should no longer be used.

Diabetes is a metabolic disease, and this description deserves an explanation. Metabolism refers to virtually all of the chemical processes involved in maintaining life. Digestion of food, tissue maintenance and repair and energy production are only three of the major elements, but they are the metabolic functions most affected by diabetes.

Food is generally classified as carbohydrate, protein and fat. While each type of food can be broken down to produce energy and many of the elemental materials needed for the maintenance and repair of tissue, they each have primary functions in the body. Carbohydrates (or starches) are excellent sources of readily available energy. Proteins are primarily structural material but are also used as enzymes in the body. Fat is an efficient storage vehicle for energy, although it too has numerous other functions. For example, it is the major constituent of all cell membranes and the basic building block of sex hormones.

In the ideal setting (the normal disease-free person), the utilization of all three food types is balanced and the waste products efficiently excreted. It is important to note, however, that simply extracting energy from our food produces large quantities of harmful chemical particles called free radicals. These particles cause widespread cellular damage, but the body’s maintenance and repair functions are efficient; and, in a state of good health, most damage is repaired. It is not, however, all repaired. There remains a deficit of unrepaired damage that slowly accumulates over the years causing the process of gradual degeneration that we call aging. However, aging is another topic, and I mention it only because diabetes greatly affects the size of the repair deficit and thereby significantly accelerates the aging process.

Carbohydrates are digested (or hydrolyzed) in the gut from the forms in which they are found in food. One of the simplest elements to which they are reduced is glucose. Glucose is called a simple sugar, and it is the preferential fuel of all cells in the body. For example, the brain can use no other fuel but glucose. Glucose is metabolized to energy in miniscule factories called mitochondria, which exist inside cells. Therefore, getting glucose efficiently into cells is basic to good health.

Diabetes and Pancreas

Insulin is a hormone produced by cells in the pancreas called beta cells. Insulin, in sufficient amounts, is essential to get glucose from outside the cell to inside the cell. (The only exception to this rule is muscle cells that have the unique ability to absorb glucose without insulin during exercise.) Hence, having inadequate levels of insulin to get enough glucose across the cell membrane into the cell is the fundamental defect in diabetes.

In type I diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas have been destroyed, and the body cannot produce any insulin. Death results if insulin is not injected. In type II diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas still produce insulin. In fact, in most early type II diabetics, the pancreas produces even more baseline insulin than does the pancreas of a non-diabetic. Therefore, an insulin problem arises only when the body’s cells develop a condition called insulin resistance and require higher amounts of insulin than were previously needed.

Insulin resistance is a complex defect requiring much greater concentrations of insulin to be present in the blood in order to allow glucose into the cell. These higher concentrations of insulin in the blood cause the diabetic patient to be hungry because insulin stimulates appetite.

Since the basic cause of insulin resistance is obesity, a vicious cycle can ensue; obesity causes an increase in insulin resistance….insulin resistance demands greater amounts of insulin to get glucose into the cell…the high levels of circulating insulin cause an increase in appetite, which leads to greater food intake, which worsens obesity, which raises insulin resistance and so on.

No wonder diabetics are discouraged when they are almost constantly hungry and not supposed to eat much! Additionally, there is a defect in how rapidly the diabetic pancreas responds to food intake as far as releasing insulin is concerned. In normal people, blood insulin levels rise within minutes of beginning to eat, and blood glucose levels drop back to normal within 1-2 hours after eating. In diabetics, this necessary insulin rise is delayed and the blood sugar is not back to normal by two hours after eating. This after-meal (postprandial) elevation of glucose has been linked to cardiovascular complications of diabetes (heart attacks and strokes).

In review then, diabetes is due to insufficient insulin to allow glucose into the cells. Even though type II diabetics produce more insulin that a normal person would need, at least early in the disease, they still do not have enough insulin. They have a relative deficiency of insulin. Glucose doesn’t enter the cell in sufficient amounts, and its levels rise in the blood. This blood level of sugar is what diabetics check for with finger pricks.

If the only defect in diabetes were the inability to get enough glucose into the cells, it would be bad enough, but that is only half the problem. High blood-glucose levels are extremely toxic. Directly and indirectly, they cause numerous serious problems. Unfortunately, from observation, most diabetics don’t realize how dangerous these other problems are, or they would be more diligent at managing their food intake and exercise.

Consider these facts

* Diabetics have twice the all-cause death rate of non-diabetics.
* Diabetics have 2 to 4 times the death rate from heart attack and stroke even if they have the same cholesterol levels as non-diabetics.
* Diabetics compose 6.2 percent of the population, but they accounted for 19 percent of all deaths of people over 25 in 1999 (450,000 people).
* Diabetes is the most common cause for kidney failure requiring dialysis.
* Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic, lower-limb amputations.
* Diabetics are 40 percent more likely to have glaucoma, 60 percent more likely to have cataracts and diabetic retinopathy alone accounts for up to 24,000 new cases of blindness yearly.
* Seventy percent of diabetics will have nervous system damage which can cause:

1. Painful peripheral neuropathy of upper and lower limbs.
2. Nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel.
3. Gut motility problems like bloating, diarrhea, constipation and so forth.
4. Crippling foot deformities.
5. Impotence.

* Diabetic mothers have spontaneous abortions in 15-20 percent of pregnancies, and there are major congenital defects in 5-10 percent of births.
* Thirty percent of diabetics will have significant skin diseases: rashes, infections (stys, urinary tract, carbuncles…) skin discoloration and so forth.
* Thirty-five percent of diabetics will have severe periodontal disease resulting in loss of teeth.
* Seventy-three percent of diabetics have elevated blood pressure.

Sobering facts to say the least. In my opinion, anything that can be done to improve diabetic outcomes must be done.

Mangosteen and Type II Diabetes

Patients using the mangosteen supplement report the following:

* Decreased fasting blood-sugar levels after one to two weeks of use
* Decreased 2-hour, postprandial blood-sugar levels
* Improved energy levels
* Decreased appetite and even weight loss
* Decreased requirements for hypoglycemic medications (as judged by their physicians)
* Decreased pain from neuropathy

The mangosteen contains several classes of phytonutrients that could be used by the body to help regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates, namely xanthones, catechins and proanthocyanidins. Most of the studies on these phytonutrients are preclinical, which means that they are done in laboratories with animals or in test tubes. They do not involve human subjects. Preclinical studies indicate potential and not proven benefits for humans, and we cannot conclude that the results obtained will necessarily be seen in humans.

For the catechins, while most studies on carbohydrate metabolism are preclinical, some studies have been done with humans. However, the best way to see what value the juice may have for you is to try it for yourself and see what your body does with the fruit’s nutrients.

Recommended Serving

One to two ounces (30 to 60ml), three times daily with meals until results are seen. Then gradually reduce to the maintenance dose of one to three ounces daily.


NOTE: One of the reasons for designing this website is to educate visitors on the benefits of daily consumption of Pure Mangosteen Juice. It is also a web site sharing resources and info about mangosteen juice benefits and Xanthones.

Mangosteen is a fruit. The health benefits from mangosteen due to xanthones have been shown in laboratory studies to be powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and to have other special properties.

However, laboratory results do not guarantee that the same will happen in the human body. Mangosteen is a supplement and not a drug; therefore, no one can say that mangosteen juice benefits include a cure, treat, or prevent any specific condition or symptom the way a drug prescription is administered by a qualified health practitioner.

The United States government, however, has determined and stated that increasing the amount of plant-based foods and supplements in our diet improves our health and decreases the incidence of chronic disease. Look at the available science on the mangosteen and then answer for yourself - Does mangosteen juice make sense for you?

The only way to find out what mangosteen will do for you is to begin taking it. In the case of mental illness, it is important to do this with the assistance of a qualified professional.

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