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     GlucoMenu: Is Pre-Diabetes Genetic?
    Now that I have Pre-Diabetes, will my children get it too?

    You may have heard Pre-Diabetes is genetic but genes are not the only risk factor for diabetes. 

    Lifestyle factors including obesity and physical inactivity lead to Type 2 diabetes.  These risks coupled with a genetic predisposition can cause Type 2 diabetes.

    Children as young as 4 years of age are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  If a child is obese and physically inactive, he or she may be at risk for diabetes.

    A recent study examined prevention of diabetes among those with Pre-Diabetes or glucose intolerance (those with elevated blood sugar but blood sugar is not high enough to meet the diabetes diagnosis criteria).  The study found risk for diabetes was reduced by 58% by those who did the following:

    • exercised 30 minutes daily, 5 days per week
    • lost 5-7% total body weight if overweight (an example of this might be a 200 lb male losing 5% of his body weight = 10 pound weight loss)
    • followed a healthy meal plan.
    There are many ways to decrease risk even if you are genetically predisposed for diabetes.  If your child is overweight or inactive, contact their doctor.  Ask about how to help your child reach a healthy body weight. 

    The best successes for weight loss and diabetes control occur when an entire family begins eating healthy, focusing on weight loss, and exercising.

    Can you reverse Pre-Diabetes?

    Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
    GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
       
    Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
    Certified Diabetes Educator

    GlucoMenu helps Type 1, Type 2 & Pre-Diabetics with

  • Achieving better blood sugar results
  • Weight loss and weight management
  • Reducing confusion with treatment (what to eat, drink, activity, testing)
  • Coping with diagnosis, feeling better, and increasing energy levels
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