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    (Photographer: Anissa Thompson on stock.xchng) Have you ever been diagnosed as having prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition in which a person has elevated blood sugar levels, but does not yet have type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is a serious condition, and must be taken seriously. Prediabetes is not the same as diabetes; however, if left untreated it will turn into diabetes (if treated it will go away entirely). All diabetics at one point had prediabetes. Unfortunately  once you have diabetes you can never go back to the way things were before. Is that what you really want? Get a blood test as soon as possible. And if you have prediabetes -- or diabetes -- you need to do something about it before it is too ...Read More

    (Image courtesy of starluck) There is a common misconception that Type 2 Diabetes is caused by sugar, but it's not. There are two causes of diabetes: - Family history - Being overweight or obese Unfortunately, since nothing can be done about the first risk factor it is important to focus on the second. Eating too much sugar will increase your weight, of course, but your weight is what you need to worry about, not how much sugar you consume. A skinny person can eat Pixy Stix (straws filled with sugar) every day and never develop diabetes. Whereas an overweight person can cut the sugar completely out of their diet and still develop diabetes. We cannot emphasis that point more. No amount of "healthy" eating will help you ...Read More