Are You Among 86 Million Americans who are Pre-diabetic

Top Quote West Medical Debuts New Quiz To Determine If You Are Among the 90% Who Don't Realize It. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2016 - According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 86 million American adults are pre-diabetic and 90% of them don't yet realize it. In an effort to reverse these disturbing statistics, West Medical, one of the nation's leading bariatric surgery practices, is debuting a free quiz to see if you are at risk. Armed with this info, West Medical will consult with individuals to discuss how to reverse the condition so it doesn't progress to type 2 diabetes, which can lead to stroke, heart disease, blindness and other serious health problems.

    Often, pre-diabetics show no signs or symptoms, though some will notice darkened skin on certain parts of the body, particularly the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles. Other red flags are increased thirst, unexplained weight loss or gain, stubborn wounds or infections, frequent urination, chronic fatigue and blurred vision.

    "It's sobering to consider that 1 in 3 of us are pre-diabetic and most don't even realize it," said West Medical Founder and board-certified bariatric specialist Hooman Shabatian, M.D. "Without making certain lifestyle changes, up to one-third of pre-diabetics will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. This is one of the greatest health crises facing Americans today."

    Diabetes is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar found in your blood. Most people with the condition - some 27 million Americans - suffer from type 2. For pre-diabetics, their blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be classified as having full-blown diabetes.To take the free quiz, visit

    West Medical has emerged as Southern California's leading medical practice specializing in bariatric procedures and vein removal. With a keen emphasis on weight loss, West Medical's team of physicians are adept at performing a range of procedures including gastric bypass, lap band, gastric balloon and gastric sleeve. For more information about West Medical and treatments offered, visit or call 855-525-6237. For updates on weight loss and other health-related matters, "Like" West Medical on FaceBook (, Instagram ( ( @ ) west dot medical) and Twitter ( ( @ ) West_medical)

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