Diabetes Prevention

How Diabefly Helps People With Prediabetes

December 2020

Prediabetes – the prequel to diabetes that can’t be ignored. Prediabetes or borderline diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than the normal values but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Prediabetes is more common than you realise and a great wake up call to take charge of your health. Without the right treatment, 75% of people with prediabetes will progress to having diabetes in seven years. Yes, you read that right.

However, this progression can be stopped. Prediabetes can be managed or even reversed, thus delaying the onset of diabetes and preventing you from diabetes-related worries and complications.

The Importance Of A Healthy Lifestyle In Managing Prediabetes:

Prediabetes is diagnosed if:

  • Your fasting blood glucose (FBS) is between 100 and 125 mg/dL
  • or if your PP (post prandial blood glucose) is between 140-199 mg/dL
  • or if your HbA1c is between 5.7 and 6.4%.

All of which are values above the normal range.

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, your aim should be to bring your blood sugars back to normal or at least maintain them at this level. In short, prevent them from going higher (i.e. prevent diabetes).

The first line of treatment for prediabetes is lifestyle management focused on nutrition, physical activity, sleep and stress management a.k.a a healthy lifestyle. If you’re able to maintain your blood sugars with this, your Doctor might not prescribe medications. In some cases, however, Metformin could be prescribed as it has proven to show good results in people with prediabetes. Irrespective of whether your Doctor puts you on medications or not, a healthy lifestyle is safer and better in the long term.

By following these recommendations, if you’re able to bring your blood sugars down to the normal range and maintain them without medications, then you will have reversed your prediabetes.

Creating A Personalised Prediabetes Management Plan:

Prediabetes management requires a holistic approach – one that is scientific, personalised and managed by experts. To help you navigate through all the noise and get help will show results, we bring you Diabefly Pro – India’s only prediabetes management program.

With Diabefly Pro, you can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% (71% if you’re over age 60). Diabefly Pro is a 3-month digital prediabetes management program that is created and run by experts, and here’s what we have to offer:

  1. Personalised Glycemic Response-Based Nutrition Plan:
    • Everything you eat affects your blood sugars – some foods keep them in the normal range, some push them above the normal range, and some cause it to dip below the normal range.
    • This is known as personalised glycemic response – which is valuable information derived using a CGMS/ AGM device that helps your Diabefly Coach in planning your diet.
    • For example, your personalised glycemic response could show that after eating two bajra chapatis your blood sugars are 138 mg/dL (normal range) and after eating two wheat chapatis, your blood sugars are 210 mg/dL (higher than normal). Knowing this, your Diabefly Coach will substitute wheat chapatis from your diet and give you bajra chapatis instead.
    • This level of personalisation in your diet allows you to get the care that is unique to you and one that will give you the best results.
    • Not only this, we’ll also help you analyse the micronutrient imbalances in your diet – an essential part of keeping your blood sugars in check.
  2. Physical fitness:
    • Similar to your diet, your exercise routine also affects your blood sugars.
    • Using the concept of personalised glycemic response, your Diabefly Coach can tell you which exercises are best for you and give you tips on how to optimise your performance.
    • This way, the time that you invest in exercising can give you the most impactful results in keeping your blood sugars in check.
  3. Sleep & Stress:
    • Unhealthy sleeping patterns and a stressful life affect your mood and energy often leading to binge eating or skipping exercises – all of which directly affect your blood sugars.
    • Identifying the triggers impacting your sleep or seeking professional help to manage your stress can help you in keeping your blood sugars in check.

Above all, your Diabefly Coach is your buddy on this journey to good health. They will guide you, motivate you when needed, solve your queries and above all, cheer you on as you achieve all your health goals and live a happy, worry-free life!

Hear first hand how Diabefly Pro helped Arbinder Singal reverse his prediabetes.

To know more about how Diabefly Pro helps people with prediabetes, visit www.fitterfly.com/prediabetes or talk to us at +91 22 4897 1077 (Ext. no. 1) today.

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