Key Points

• Fasting glucose values of at least 200 mg/dL usually indicate significant beta-cell failure comparable to type 1 diabetes. Beta-cell loss in type 2 may still be reversible, however, even after long periods, if gluco/lipotoxicity is successfully treated.

• Hyperglycemia (even at prediabetes levels), dyslipidemia, and hypertension associated with increased abdominal girth are the cardinal signs of metabolic syndrome.

• Somatic symptoms and signs of type 2 diabetes usually take years to develop; the prolonged "latent" phase depends on the severity of hyperglycemia.

Soccer Fitness 101

Soccer Fitness 101

Be a star on the field in no time! Get Fit For The Soccer Field In 10 Easy Steps! With soccer season looming just around the corner it’s never too early to start getting ready. Soccer is an intense game, and it’s going to take a lot of work on your part to make sure that you’re ready to stay ahead of your competition out on that field.

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