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An estimated 41 million Americans have the condition identified since 2002 as prediabetes, which, if left unchecked, inevitably will lead to full-blown diabetes. From one of the world's leading diabetes "patient-experts," this first-ever practical guide offers fifty essential, informative ideas and simple steps to help this vast and rapidly growing constituency manage their condition and thereby reduce their chances of developing full-blown diabetes. Prediabetes clearly explains what readers can do today, no matter what their age, and whether or not they have a family history of diabetes, a severe weight problem, or are members of an ethnic group at high risk-including Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Helpful drawings and graphs are featured throughout in this new, revised edition.

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The New Glucose Revolution
Pocket Guide to Metabolic Syndrome
The latest medical research clearly confirms that the glycemic index (GI)—an easy-to-understand ranking of foods based on their effect on blood glucose levels—is vitally important for heart health and the prevention of prediabetes, metabolic syndrome (aka Syndrome X and insulin resistance). Slowly... Read more

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(prediabetes was previously known as Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT))

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Exercise Can Reduce Prevent Diabetes For People Of Any Weight, Say Pittsburgh Researchers Taking a brisk half-hour walk every day can decrease a person's risk of developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes regardless of their weight, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in the Oct. 1 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. 09/25/2003

Scientists Discover Connection Between Obesity And Diabetes - Scientists with the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute at the University of Denver have made a revolutionary discovery that for the first time establishes a biochemical connection between obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. 12/15/2003

The Diabetes Epidemic: Obesity A Major Factor - More and more Americans are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In a study in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examine some of the reasons for this increase. They conclude that obesity is a major factor in this recent increase of newly diagnosed diabetes. Lifestyle interventions that reduce or prevent the prevalence of obesity among persons at risk for prediabetes type 2 diabetes are needed to halt the increasing incidence of this disease.  04/20/2006


Waist Size Linked to Insulin Resistance in Children:  Can Waist Circumference Identify Children with the metabolic syndrome?  Arch Pediatric Adolescene Medicine.  2005; 159:740-7444

Researchers Discover How A High-fat Diet Causes Type 2 Diabetes - Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have discovered a molecular link between a high-fat, Western-style diet, and the onset of type 2 diabetes. In studies in mice, the scientists showed that a high-fat diet disrupts insulin production, resulting in the classic signs of type 2 diabetes.  12/29/2005

Insulin Levels And Resistance Linked To Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer - Higher insulin concentrations and insulin resistance are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in men, according to a study in the December 14 issue of JAMA. 12/20/2005

UVa Researchers Show That A Natural Carbohydrate Can Help Lower Blood Sugar - A carbohydrate isolated from the liver lowers blood sugar levels after it is injected into diabetic rats, according to research carried out by a team of experts at the University of Virginia Health System.  10/27/2005

Smoking May Increase Risk Of Diabetes - Smoking may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to new research by investigators at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.  09/26/2005

Adult Lifestyle Biggest Risk Factor For Diabetes, Study Finds - ADULT lifestyle - not childhood experience as previously thought - has the biggests influence on your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes in later life according to new research by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, whose findings contradict previously-held beliefs. 07/06/2005

Lowering Resistance To Insulin May Delay Or Prevent Onset Of Type 2 Diabetes -Type 2 diabetes may be significantly delayed or prevented through medication that takes the load off of the body's delicate insulin-producing cells.  06/12/2005

Abdominal Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes:  New research published in the March issue of the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" concludes that abdominal obesity appears to be a better predictor of the risk of type 2 diabetes in men than Body-Mass Index (BMI).  Excerpt posted on, 04/01/2005.

Sleep Patterns May Lead to Risk of Diabetes:  A study published in the April 25 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine has concluded that sleeping for less than six hours or for more than nine hours a night was associated with a higher risk of risk of developing diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).   Archives of Internal Medicine, April 2005;165:863-867

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Increases Diabetes Risk - Men who sleep too much or too little are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study by the New England Research Institutes in collaboration with Yale School of Medicine researchers. 03/27/2006

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes:  Researchers based in the Netherlands have concluded, in a study published in the March issue of "Diabetes Care," that moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Excerpt posted on, 03/18/2005

Weight Loss Strategies Work In People With Pre-diabetes - Adults with prediabetes can lose up to 3 percent of their body weight using diet, exercise and behavioral strategies, according to a systematic review of studies that analyzed weight-loss strategies for prediabetics.  01/11/2005


Insulin-sensitizing Drug Cut Diabetes Risk - Researchers report that troglitazone lowered diabetes onset in prediabetes by 75 percent compared to placebo during the time participants were taking the drug, an average period of nearly 11 months.  04/12/2005

Metabolic Syndrome May Be An Important Link To Stroke - Metabolic syndrome is the simultaneous occurrence of multiple cardiovascular risk factors and may almost double the risk of stroke, researchers reported at the American Stroke Association's 29th International Stroke Conference.  02/14/2004

Lots Of Low-fat Food Is Better Than Small Portions Of High-fat Food - Dutch research has shown that a diet of low-fat products is better than smaller portions of normal high-fat food for preventing diabetes in obese people with prediabetes. Mice put on a low-fat diet were more sensitive to insulin than mice that received the same amount of energy in the form of high-fat food.  02/06/2004

High Levels of Vitamin D May Decrease Risk of Type 2 Diabetes:  Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D, Diabetes, and Ethnicity in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  Diabetes Care 27:2813-2818, 2004


Stanford Study Shows Drug For Treating Type 2 Diabetes May Limit Heart Disease Risk A drug used to treat high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes also may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research at Stanford University Medical Center. If larger studies confirm these results, the drug, called rosiglitazone, may be a good choice for patients with type 2 diabetes who require additional medications to prevent heart attacks. 06/18/2003






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