Early Testing Can Help a Loved One Avoid PCOS-Linked Type 2 Diabetes

There are two medical tests to determine whether a person has pre-diabetes reversible, PCOS-linked precusor to the irreversible type 2 variety. And the sooner you or a loved one discover that pre-diabetes has developed, the sooner steps can be taken to reverse this condition and avoid it becoming the even more serious type 2 diabetes.
 
One of the tests is called a Fasting Plasma Glucose test (FPG), the other an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). The American Diabetes Association recommends the FPG test because it is easier, faster and less expensive to perform.
 
With the FPG test, a fasting blood glucose level between 100 and 125 mg/dl signals Pre-Diabetes.
 
In the OGTT test, a person’s blood glucose level is measured after a fast and two hours after drinking a glucose-rich beverage. If the two-hour blood glucose level is between 140 and 199 mg/dl, the person tested has Pre-Diabetes.
 
Fortunately, a balanced, nutritious diet and regular exercise to lose weight can help to reverse pre-diabetes.

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