Prediabetes & Prevention Durant OK

The problem of prediabetes, defined as overly high blood sugar (a fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter or a two-hour glucose reading of 140 to 99), isn't just that it's the stepping'stone to the full-blown disease.

Karina Jandziszak, MD
(580) 924-3400
1610 W University Blvd
Durant, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Akademia Med We Wroclawiu Im Piastow Slaskich, Wroclaw, Poland
Graduation Year: 1986

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Grace B Tucker
(903) 416-6000
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Tan Nhat Pham, MD
(405) 271-5896
920 Stanton L Young Blvd WP #1345
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2000

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Andrew S Khouw
(918) 495-2628
6160 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Modhi Gude, MD
(405) 728-7329
6001 NW 120th Ct # SUITE6
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Alpha Endocrinology Diabetes

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Larry A Whitfield
(903) 416-6000
1014 Memorial Dr
Denison, TX
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Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Larry Whitfield, Md
(903) 416-6000
1014 MEMORIAL DR
Denison, TX
Specialty
Endocrinology, Internal Medicine
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Piers Rupert Blackett, MD
(405) 271-6764
6609 Trenton Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cape Town, Fac Of Med, Cape Town, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Ou Physicians

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Debbie Carvajal Te, MD
(580) 338-1580
PO Box 1948
Guymon, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish, Tagalog
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital, Guymon, Ok
Group Practice: Te Clinic

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Andrew S Khouw, MD
(918) 491-3928
6600 S Yale Ave Ste 700
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Clinic Diabetes

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Heal Thyself - Spotlight on Prediabetes

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By Christie Aschwanden

When Karen Bouse was in her late forties, a series of puzzling dizzy spells sent her to the doctor’s office. It turned out the dizziness was linked to stress, but the blood tests her doctor ordered yielded an unpleasant surprise—Bouse was prediabetic.

Like most of us, Bouse was well aware of the epidemic of diabetes that’s been wreaking havoc with the health of some 18 million Americans. But she was taken aback to learn that another 41 million of us suffer from prediabetes—a condition that’s risky in its own right—and that she was one of them.

The problem of prediabetes, defined as overly high blood sugar (a fasting glucose level of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter or a two-hour glucose reading of 140 to 99), isn’t just that it’s the stepping-stone to the full-blown disease. A study of more than a million people published last January found that just being prediabetic was linked to developing, and dying from, several types of cancer. “And simply having blood sugar levels in the prediabetic range puts people at 50 percent greater risk of heart disease or stroke,” says Massachusetts General Hospital dietitian Linda Delahanty, author of Beating Diabetes.

For Bouse, now 62, these statistics hit close to home. Her diabetic mother had her first heart attack at age 56 and died at 62. Among her five siblings, Bouse is the only one who hasn’t either developed diabetes or suffered a heart attack.

That’s largely because she was lucky enough to have gotten tested early—something more of us should be doing, says endocrinologist Robert Rizza, president-elect of the American Diabetes Association. Since prediabetes lurks silently, most people who have it don’t have a clue they’re in danger. If you’ve been steadily gaining weight that you can’t seem to shed, don’t exercise regularly, have a family history of diabetes, or are over 45, you should have your blood sugar checked, then rechecked every three to five years.

And if it’s high, what then? At least there’s one bright spot in this dreary picture: Prediabetes can be reversed, without resorting to medication. Here’s what you need to do.

Get moving
One of the simplest ways to move yourself out of the prediabetic category is to, well, move.

A landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 showed that building even a little exercise into your day (along with dietary changes, more about which later) can substantially cut blood sugar levels.

The trial, known as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), enrolled 3,234 prediabetic people to examine whether diabetes could be prevented. The participants were assigned to one of three groups. One took the diabetes drug metformin, another group got a placebo, and the third started exercising and tweaked their diets.

The results were so dramatic that researchers stopped the trial early so that everyone in the study could take up the lifestyle program. People in the diet and exercise group reduced their...

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