Prediabetes and Prevention

Do you have prediabetes? Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center encourages you to get updates on your health today. People who may be later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes most likely also had prediabetes. 

 

What’s one of the most important details to share with patients who receive this diagnosis? There’s still time to avoid diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, making lifestyle changes with diet and exercise can make an impact.

 

Are you ready to take control of your health? November is American Diabetes Month.

 

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a diagnosis that patients receive when their blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Although the level doesn’t result in a diabetes diagnosis, the numbers are getting closer. Unfortunately, there aren’t symptoms with this condition, so that many people won’t know. It’s best to have a physical exam regularly and be aware of your family history. If you have family members with this diagnosis, regularly monitor your blood sugar levels.

 

What is the concern?

A doctor will alert you of your condition to help you prevent a type 2 diagnosis. Diabetes management can be very challenging, and the condition impacts various parts of the body, including your feet. Start now if you can make changes by switching up your diet and adding more physical activity to your day.  

 

Are there risk factors?

Patients with a family history are at risk. Also, if you are overweight, have high blood pressure, or smoke, the risk increases. Many patients can lower their likelihood of a type 2 diagnosis with lifestyle changes. Talk with your doctor about your family history to create a prevention plan. We’re here to help.

 

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunionscornscallusesdiabetic foot conditionsingrown toenailsplantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.