The term “pre-diabetes” was coined in the year 2002 to replace the diagnosis of Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG). If you were diagnosed with pre-diabetes, your fasting blood glucose level was 100-125 mg/dl. Fasting blood glucose is drawn prior to eating or drinking after an 8-10 hour abstinence from food/drink. The following risk factors are associated with the diagnosis of pre-diabetes:

  • Obesity (Body Mass Index or BMI of 30 or higher)
  • Inactivity
  • A pregnancy with a diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or GDM
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • A family history of Type 2 Diabetes

It is recommended that anyone over the age of
45 years and overweight be tested yearly. It is also important to be tested if diabetes runs in
your family. If you have been diagnosed with
Pre-diabetes, Plan on doing the following:

  1. Meet with a Registered Dietitian (R, D.)
    and learn about eating healthy portions, counting carbohydrates, increasing fiber
    and reading food labels.
  2. Increase physical activity to at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
  3. Keep blood pressure and cholesterol below normal.

Learn more about Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, or Gestational Diabetes.

Edy McClure MS, RD, CDE, CD-N
94 Fox Run Drive
Southbury, CT 06488

P. 203-267-4090
F. 203-267-4057
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