Are you looking for a prediabetes specialist in Houston, TX to help prevent the progression to diabetes?
A diagnosis of prediabetes can be worrying
Is my diagnosis accurate?
How can I prevent progression to diabetes?
Do I need medications?
Am I at increased risk for heart disease?
Will my health care provider understand my worries and frustrations?
Ethos Endocrinology puts you first.
First, eliminate interference from insurance. Second, limit the number of members to maximize your time and experience. Third, keep it affordable. The result is Ethos Endocrinology.
By joining you receive:
We partner with you in your journey to health.
1Schedule a FREE virtual,
2Receive an e-mail with a link to a secure video chat where you can share your concerns with Dr. Kanji.
3Decide if we are the right fit for you, without requiring the time and money of a consultation.
Why choose Dr. Kanji as your prediabetes specialist?
As your prediabetes specialist, Dr. Kanji creates your customized plan with you by listening to your needs and concerns. Access Dr. Kanji between visits for quick changes to your prediabetes care. The time, care, and access you receive is affordable.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes refers to blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but do not meet the criteria for diabetes. Prediabetes is diagnosed using the following criteria1:
- Fasting blood sugar: 100 – 125 mg/dL
- Hemoglobin A1c: 5.7 – 6.4%
- Oral glucose tolerance test: 2-hour blood sugar 140 – 199 mg/dL
What are the symptoms of prediabetes?
Prediabetes usually presents without any symptoms. Despite the lack of symptoms, prediabetes is associated with an increased risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease.
This is concerning as prediabetes can remain unrecognized for years. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is necessary to prevent the progression to diabetes and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
How is prediabetes treated?
The progression of prediabetes to diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle changes and medications. In a large study called the Diabetes Prevention Program2, 3,234 individuals with elevated blood sugars (but no diabetes) were randomized into 3 groups: 1) Metformin twice daily 2) Lifestyle modification 3) Placebo.
The lifestyle modification group followed a low-calorie, low-fat diet and participated in moderate intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, for at least 150 minutes per week.
Participants were followed for an average of 2.8 years. Individuals in the metformin group reduced the progression to diabetes by 31%. Individuals in the lifestyle modification group reduced the progression to diabetes by 58%.
We can help you develop a treatment plan for prediabetes customized to your needs.