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Pre-diabetes: could you have it?

Worldwide, an alarming number of people are becoming insulin-resistant but very few of us are aware of this condition and the serious effects it could have on our health.

Diabetes, TB and HIV/Aids

Few people realise that there are interactions between diabetes, TB and HIV/Aids, and that their treatments increase the negative impact of all three conditions.

Insulin resistance and diabetes

There is a rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in the same populations affected by obesity and coronary artery disease, since type 2 diabetes is also a disease of lifestyle.

Who gets type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes usually begins before the age of 40, the peak incidence being around 14. Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes (between 80 and 90%).

Facts about pre-diabetes

Before most people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they have pre-diabetes – a condition in which the blood glucose levels are higher than normal.

Diabetes and our Indian population

Diabetes is a growing problem among the South African Indian population, and in India more than 30 million people are estimated to be diabetic.

Who gets type 2 diabetes?

Certain population groups have a much higher incidence of diabetes than others. But there are also general risk factors to take into consideration.

Do you have pre-diabetes?

Two different tests are used to find out whether you have pre-diabetes. The first one is the fasting plasma glucose test and the other the oral glucose tolerance test.

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