Prediabetes & Prevention Lawton 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.

Ronald Phillip Painton, MD
(405) 951-4160
5401 N Portland St 310
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Endocrine Group

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J Rodman Seely, MD
(405) 271-6777
940 NE 13th St Ste 2B2418
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: H A Chapman Inst Med Genetics

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Bernadine Tolbert, MD
(405) 951-3837
3625 North West 56th 5 Corp Plaza
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1978

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James Lowell Males, MD
(405) 951-4160
5401 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Endocrine Group

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LaTasha Barker Craig
(405) 271-1616
1000 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Reproductive Endocrinology

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Stanley Gene Prough, MD
(918) 584-2870
1145 S Utica Ave Ste 1209
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Center For Fertility

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Royice Bert Everett, MD
(405) 942-5593
3366d Nw Expressway St #600
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Women's Health Care Assoc

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Cheryl Phillips Black, MD
(405) 951-4160
5401 N Portland Ave Ste 310
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Endocrine Group

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David Wayne Harris, MD
(918) 491-3939
6600 S Yale Ave Ste 700
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Clinic Diabetes

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Mayo Dean Gilson, MD
(405) 631-9623
8277 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Laser Endoscopy Ctr

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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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