The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there are more than 100 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Are you one of them?
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale wants you to know how to better manage diabetes, as well as signs to look for if you are pregnant and at risk for gestational diabetes.
Can Prediabetes Be Reversed?
The short answer? Yes! If you are diagnosed with having elevated blood sugar levels that qualify as prediabetes, consider it a warning sign.
At that point, you can make lifestyle changes that can help reverse your condition and prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Diabetes
- Limit your intake of added sugars.
- Watch portion sizes.
- Reduce intake of refined carbs.
- Exercise regularly.
- Quit smoking.
- Get plenty of quality sleep.
Does a Gestational Diabetes Mean I Will Get Diabetes Later in Life?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that around 2 to 10% of pregnant women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. This type of diabetes is specific to pregnancy and often occurs without any previous issues with blood sugar.
Although gestational diabetes usually goes away as soon as the baby is born, it can increase a woman’s risk of having Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Signs of Gestational Diabetes
- Sugar in urine
- Unusual thirst
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Frequent bladder infections
Think you may have diabetes? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hartsdale today for a medical evaluation.