Legacy in the News: Don't sugarcoat it: Take charge of prediabetes
Prediabetes (metabolic syndrome) is a silent condition that puts people at higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Prediabetes happens when a person's blood sugar or glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic.
Getting tested is the only way to know for sure if you are prediabetic. "Typically there are no symptoms with metabolic syndrome," said Dr. Andy Barnett, Medical Director for Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care. "If you have symptoms, it is far more likely that you have diabetes." Symptoms of diabetes often include fatigue, frequent urination and feeling thirsty.
In this health article, Dr. Barnett covers risk factors for metabolic syndrome and taking charge of the condition through weight management, diet and exercise.
Read the full story in The Outlook by clicking here.
Published by The Outlook, May 27, 2016, by Reporter Teresa Carson.
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