Islets of Hope for persons with prediabetes

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More information about metabolic disorders

Prediabetes & Diabetes Prevention Studies & Research

Insulin Resistance and Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)

Metabolic Syndrome (formerly called "Syndrome X" which is now considered outdated) is the same thing as Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS)

Confused?  See our Chart Comparison between Insulin Resistance, Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS), Prediabetes, Types 1 and 2 Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes detailing the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of these major metabolic disorders.

Lifestyle Changes -  Diet, Exercise, Sports, Stress Management

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 Metabolic disorders

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Prediabetes (or, pre-diabetes)
previously known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)

What is prediabetes?
What is insulin resistance?
What are the symptoms of insulin resistance and prediabetes?
Health-related side effects of overproducing insulin
Causes of insulin resistance and prediabetes
Who should be tested for insulin resistance and prediabetes?
Diagnosing prediabetes
Prediabetes and insulin resistance
Diabetes types 1 and 2 and insulin resistance
Other metabolic disorders that may be associated with insulin resistance
Medications for treating prediabetes and insulin resistance
Treatment for prediabetes and insulin resistance
Prognosis:  Can you reverse insulin resistance?  Yes!
Can you reverse insulin Resistance?  Yes!
Things you can do to help yourself
Prediabetes study, news and resource links

Related charts

Body mass index (BMI) Table  (information and chart)
Normal and target blood glucose ranges for diabetics
Morning fasting blood glucose
Oral glucose tolerance test ranges (non-pregnant)
Oral glucose tolerance test (pregnancy)
Gestational diabetes screening:  Glucose challenge test (during pregnancy)

    Important Medical Disclaimer

    All material found on this site is intended to provide you only with general information.

    No information found on this site should be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for professional medical care.  IOH recommends that you seek the advice of a competent health  professional for diagnosis and treatment options, or before making any changes to your current diabetes care plan.

    Fast Click to Other Metabolic & Autoimmune Disorders Associated with Diabetes

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    Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
    Cystic Fibrosis 
    Eating Disorders
    Fibromyalgia Syndrome
    Frozen Shoulder
    Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
      (Iron Overload)
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Polycystic Ovarian 
    Weight Gain
    Weight Loss

    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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