Crouse Health Online: Wellness is just a click away.
Share Share
  |  Connect with Us: 
large
med
small
Text Size
 

Health News



Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?

Health Tip: Should I Be Screened for Prediabetes?

01/04/13

(HealthDay News) -- Prediabetes is a condition characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels that are not so high that diabetes may be diagnosed.

The American Diabetes Association says people age 45 or older who are overweight should be screened for prediabetes. If you are a healthy weight but in this age group, ask your doctor if you should get tested.

Others who may need a blood test for prediabetes include those younger than 45 with:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Low HDL ("good") cholesterol levels and high levels of triglycerides, or blood fats.
  • A family history of diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy).
  • A baby that weighed more than 9 pounds at birth.
  • Black, Hispanic or American Indian ancestry because these groups are at higher-than-average risk of diabetes. Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are also at higher risk.
Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

OF INTEREST:
 

Latest News

Crouse Hospital Names Adham Samy Kamel, MD, Medical Director for Stroke Program
more >

MedEx Bedside Prescription Delivery Service

Free service offers convenience, patient education at discharge.
more >

CrouseSports Express After-Hours Ortho Care

Immediate care of orthopedic injuries in kids and adults.
more >

Weight Loss Surgery

Is it right for you? Attend a free information seminar held twice monthly.
more >

Quality at Crouse

See how Crouse Hospital strives to provide the best in patient care.
more >

Cheer Up That Special Someone

Say get well or welcome a new arrival with a gift purchased right at Crouse.

more >

Make an Online Donation Now

Your donation of any amount helps support Crouse services & programs in a meaningful way.
more >

Shop Online Now

Say get well, thinking of you or welcome new baby with a unique gift from the Crouse Gift Shop.

more >