Detecting and Preventing Type two Diabetes. You don’t get type two diabetes overnight. It always starts as insulin resistance and takes about ten years to develop into diabetes.This means type 2 diabetes is preventable when you identify and tend to it early.
Blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet in the diabetic range are considered borderline or prediabetes. Insulin resistance and
- A Fasting glucose test measures blood glucose after you have gone without eating more than six hours. This test is usually done first thing in the morning. Normal fasting glucose levels range from 65 to 99 milligrams/deciliter. A fasting glucose level between 99 to 120 milligrams.deciliter means you have prediabetes. Even at lower glucose levelsyou can predict the likelihood of developing diabetes. Diabetes in this stage is still preventable, making immediate changes in your diet and activity will help you avoid diabetes.
- Fasting Insulin is another test for insulin resistance. It measures your blood insulin after an overnight fast. Even though you may have normal glucose levels, you can still have a high insulin level. Normal insulin levels, you can still have a high insulin level.
Most people with insulin resistance or prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within ten years. Recent studies show that losing just 5 to 7 percent of your body weight reduces chances of developing diabetes by 58 percent. This means that for someone weighing two hundred (200) pounds losing just ten to fifteen pounds can make the difference in getting or preventing diabetes.