Prediabetes & Prevention East Haven CT

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.

Anne Winifred Camp, MD
(203) 777-7411
374 Grand Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1987

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William V Tamborlane, MD
(203) 785-4646
333 Cedar St
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown University: MD: 1972
Graduation Year: 1972

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Thomas Oliver Carpenter, MD
800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1977

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Catherine Anne DiNauer
(203) 785-4081
20 York St
New Haven, CT
Specialty
Pediatric Endocrinology

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Terry Taylor
(203) 785-2140
800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Rosa E Hendler
(203) 737-1932
789 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialty
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

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Samantha Anne DeMauro, MD
(203) 785-5455
PO Box 208020
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Myron Genel, MD
(203) 785-6019
464 Congress Ave
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct; Bridgeport Hosp, Bridgeport, Ct; Danbury Hosp, Danbury, Ct; Greenwich Hosp, Greenwich, Ct
Group Practice: Yale Medical Group Administrative Office; Yale Pediatric Endocrinology

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Barbara Irene Gulanski, MD
(203) 785-6335
PO Box 208020
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gerard Noel Burrow, MD
(203) 785-4672
PO Box 208085
New Haven, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Yale -New Haven Hosp, New Haven, Ct

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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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