Prediabetes is the state in which some but not all of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes are met. It is also referred to as borderline diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and impaired fasting glucose (IFG). In the concerned subjects, the blood glucose level exceeds the standard levels yet is not sufficient to trigger the pathology. Moreover, this category of patients is highly susceptible to cardiovascular diseases. In some cases, prediabetes does not necessarily evolve to develop into diabetes. Indeed, it is possible to prevent this from happening by taking care of one’s health through proper diet and a strict control of the blood sugar level, which can ultimately lead to microvascular complications in case of significant increase.
Early detection of prediabetes can help the heath professional develop a preventive treatment with the help of chemical or homoeopathic remedies. Those at risk are patients in their forties, that are of black or Hispanic origin or that suffer from hypertension and high levels of triglycerides. There are also other risk factors such as heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and abdominal obesity. In women, polycystic ovary syndrome is also a risk factor.
The main symptoms of prediabetes are a frequent need to drink and urinate accompanied by blurred vision. Often, the affected person is subject to heavy fatigue. Prediabetes is often linked to type 2 diabetes and its symptoms are often accompanied by high blood pressure. Moreover, the patient’s nerve fibres that are located in the proximal thigh are subjected to a decrease in their density.
Diabetic retinopathy is also one of the consequences of prediabetes. This condition can be observed in almost 8% of subjects that are placed under observation. Furthermore, patients suffering from idiopathic neuropathy or congestive heart failure are often in the state of prediabetes.
If the affected person has mild diabetes, it should be treated with a weekly dose of Calcarea carbonica ostrearum 15 CH. For the treatment to be effective, the patient should combine intakes of this remedy with a proper diet. In addition, regular medical supervision is required. This treatment should also be associated to a change of lifestyle, including weight loss and engaging in regular physical activity.
The state of prediabetes exposes the subject to much more serious diabetes-related disorders. For this purpose, it is advisable to consult a doctor from the onset of the first symptoms. This precaution allows for an effective management of the disease and helps delay its evolution and any other complications that may subsequently arise.
Good to know: Homoeopathy helps to limit the consumption of food of which the sugar levels are high, which helps to fight off prediabetes and diabetes effectively