Notimex / La Voz de Michoacán
Mexico City. Seven out of 10 people who have pre-diabetes will develop diabetes, but if they are identified early and medical indications are followed, this can be reversed, said Rutila Castañeda, a specialist in endocrinology and nutrition at La Raza National Medical Center.
Participating in a session on World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated on November 14, the researcher referred to the factors that are considered in the diagnosis of the pre-diabetic condition.
Pre-diabetes is a state in which blood glucose is greater than normal but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes, meaning that glucose values between 100-125 mg / dl are treated in a fast , is because the body does not process the sugar from the food properly, "he said.
By 2015, there were 11 million people with glucose intolerance, that is, those people who, after blood ingestion, had pain in the pancreas within two hours.
The researcher explained that when the pancreas is no longer administering good quality insulin, sugar levels begin to rise gradually and when the fasting glucose level of 125 mg / dl is reached, the red lights come on.
If we continue with the same eating habits and do not exercise, those levels will rise to 126 mg / dl, a fine line between having pre-diabetes and diabetes, it's a milligram deciliter, but with that range we're already diagnosing diabetes, "he said. .
Risk factors related to the onset of pre-diabetes are when a person is overweight or obese and those who have a sedentary lifestyle, so it is important to change the lifestyle.
Mexico ranks fifth in the prevalence of diabetes worldwide. It is estimated that 12 million people live with diabetes, but if 80% of them change, their lifestyle could be avoided, said Hector Sanchez Mijangos, medical president of the Mexican Diabetes Federation.
If a patient is in compliance with what is indicated as exercise, change in eating habits and use of medications, pre-diabetes may be reversible, although this depends on whether or not the pancreas is involved, he told Notimex. .
Diabetes "is a disease that has been gaining ground because policies have not yielded results, it is necessary to make an effort at the governmental level to be able to stop this great problem," he said.
Juan José Irazabal Lujambio, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Diabetes Federation, reiterated that one of the organization's goals is to disseminate information about diabetes.
They also seek to promote education in this disease, reduce incidence and encourage those living with this condition to have good control and healthy habits to improve their quality of life.