Nearly one in three U.S. adults have prediabetes…
An entirely preventable condition.
And that’s quite sad.
In fact, I’ve spent most of my adult life discussing the dangers of prediabetes—and how to diminish your risk.
Because not only is it a predictor of diabetes…
It might just put you on the fast track to suffering THIS dangerous, sometimes fatal health risk…
Protect your heart
It turns out, if you’re prediabetic, you might have a higher risk of suffering a heart attack.
At least, that’s the conclusion of a new study.
After following nearly 1.8 million participants, researchers linked prediabetes to a 40 percent greater risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack).
And that’s not all.
This meta-analysis of 129 studies found a connection between prediabetes, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality (death) risk…
Making it vitally important to know and understand your blood sugar numbers.
Knowing your number is crucial
I must tell you, I’m not sure many clinicians are aware how valuable it is to screen for prediabetes. But it’s absolutely essential for good health.
Prediabetes is defined as a value of 5.7 percent to 6.4 percent. A value above those numbers points to diabetes. And anything below is considered normal.
Knowing your number is crucial for early detection and prevention of a full-blown diabetes diagnosis. Not to mention, against cardiovascular disease.
So, be sure a HgBA1C test is included in your bloodwork. This test looks at your blood sugar levels over the past few months.
Then, if your numbers are “in the danger zone”—or higher—commit to lifestyle changes right away.
After all, while the progression from prediabetes to diabetes could take years…
The same doesn’t necessarily hold true when it comes to a heart attack.
And if that doesn’t motivate you to make some immediate lifestyle changes, I don’t know what will.
The first thing I recommend is changing how you eat. Turn your focus to a high-fat, low-carb diet. Enjoy grass-fed and -finished meat (including beef), wild-caught fish and seafood (like herring and salmon), eggs, avocados, nuts, and healthy cooking oils (like macadamia nut oil).
Then, get moving. Even a little bit of daily exercise goes a long way.
For additional, natural ways to prevent (or reverse) prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, check out my Metabolic Repair Protocol.
Until next time,
“Prediabetes Is Linked Independently to Myocardial Infarction.” Medscape, 06/14/2022. (medscape.com/viewarticle/975559)