Published on November 30th, 2007 | by Noelle dEstries

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Get Off Your Ass — Pre-Diabetes Lurking

couch1.jpg TORONTO (Reuters) – Millions of Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that raises their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and many have no idea.

People with pre-diabetes have blood glucose levels that are elevated but not high enough to be diabetes; they have some pancreatic function — the pancreas still makes insulin to regulate blood sugar levels but can’t make enough to keep them from rising.

But many pre-diabetics are unaware of their condition because it usually doesn’t present with any specific symptoms or side effects.

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Noelle d'Estries, an early GO employee who took on the varied roles of Community Manager, green celebrity blogger, and more. She currently runs worstcookever.com GO entered Noelle's life in February 2007 while she was burning tires in her backyard. A phone call from the green gods at GO, burnt out the fires. Now, Noelle happily wears her GO sweatshirt while eating organic veggies and asking for paper, not plastic. A regular at the local farmer's market, Noelle shuns raking leaves and lawn maintenance, while making gourmet foods constantly. When not staring at her computer screen, she spends time with her equally attractive dog, Tessa, cat, Tim and lover Paul. She currently holds all three point records at RIT and could eat avocados and drink wine for the rest of her life.



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