Prediabetes: it does exist

I’ve come across a number of opinions on the net about whether prediabetes exists and felt compelled to write about it.

After having done a bit of research, I came to the conclusion that it does in fact exist.  Confirmed by ADA, WebMD along with the other respectable sites.

American Diabetes Association states that there is such thing as prediabetes.  Currently there is no stage 1;  I wonder who made it up.

Prediabetes means that you have a high risk for developing a full-blown diabetes, so you better do the right things such as watching your carbs, exercising, drinking water etc.  There are specific test values to confirm it.

Prediabetes is diagnosed when A1C is between 5.7% and 6.4%.  My A1C numbers were always below 6.4%.   A1C test measures the average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months.  There are a few other tests that have prediabetes values…

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Serendipity - Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

I reread the letter from this engineer and I realized suddenly, with a certain horror, what it means to me, to you, to all of us who have been here for a while and built sites.

WordPress decided to change their algorithm so that “new, fresh material” will get pushed up to the top of the search engine and everything else — like me and you, for example — will go to the bottom. Instead of promoting blogs with solid statistics and followers, they are pushing the latest thing, whoever has just opened a new blog and … well … as someone already said: “Who made this decision? What do they mean by ‘relevant’?”

Some engineer. Maybe a developer. Someone — 25-years old?

Here’s the core of the letter I got. You might want to read it twice because he is talking about all of us. Please note that the…

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