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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diet/exercise/meds: "pre-diabetes" can refer to impaired fasting glucose (high blood glucose[bg] before meals; 100-125) or impaired glucose tolerance (bg 140-199 2 hours ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karla Groves
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Diet and exercise: Diabetes is commonly associated with being overweight or obese as well as poor eating habit, lack of exercise and there is also a genetic component. I ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The diabetes prevention program (dpp- please look at their website for information) has shown that through proper diet and exercise (5-7% weight loss, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Behavior Change Game: Leveraging your mobile phone can make behavior change easier. Three simple behaviors need to be added to your routine, water, eating vegetables and w ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: If you are pre-diabetic, you are halfway between diabetes and normal. This is the time to act as through proper diet/exercise routine, you might be a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience in Diabetology
Possibly: This subject is undergoing much research at the present. With strict adherence to diet, exercise and weight loss there have been some studies that ha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
7 years experience in Family Medicine
Nope: Those are excellent numbers, even going to a little low. Diabetes is not a concern until your fasting glucose starts going over 100, and it isn't cal ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Diabetes: I prefer this term to diabetic. Yes you do have diabetes and it is not yet fully controlled. I would ask your doctor to refer you to a diabetes educ ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Debatable!: 2-hour 75-gm load! international association of diabetes/pregnancy study groups (iadpsg) and american diabetes association: fasting <93 mg/dl, and 1-h ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: I'm not sure what you mean by "sinking into myself". Are you referring to a physical or mental sensation? Prediabetes doesn't usually carry any sensat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reactive hypogly. : If you're referring to reactive hypoglycemia, then that to which you refer is fairly common. It's related to the overly brisk response of the pancreas ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Diabetic Symptoms: Common symptoms of childhood type 1 diabetes are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia & recent weight loss. Children with type 2 diabetes often present wit ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Time to get serious: You have normal glucose tolerance. Your fasting and 2 hr glu is not quite at the level of "impaired". Your insulin levels are on the high side, sugg ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
ONE OF THE MOST : Specific symptoms of pre diabetes starts occuring years before... Abdominal weight gain. Central excess adipose tissue, high triglycerides, low good ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
I would guess: That it definitely yes. Wise up before it is too late and get rid of all that sugar and sweeteners.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Cholesterol: You have diabetes with changes in your lipids consistent with diabetes mellitus. See your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
&lt;140 2-4 hours..: After eating.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Blood sugar: Fasting blood sugar and a1c tests can be used to diagnose prediabetes.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Blood tests: The lab values look OK. What I don't understand is why the doctor who saw you and ordered these labs did not contact you and describe the results.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It's all one: Disorder; only the name changes as your sugar gets higher. The health risks don't change as the name changes, you're at the same risk right from the b ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Fasting glucose: A fasting plasma glucose level between 100 and 125 suggests pre-diabetes.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
HbA1C: HbA1C levels of 6.2 and 6.0 with normal fasting blood sugar and low 2 hour postprandial blood sugar suggest an increased risk for diabetes. These numb ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Nice and normal: Hi. Those glucose and insulin values look nice and normal, showing neither impaired glucose tolerance nor insulin resistance. Eat healthily and exerci ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience in Diabetology
Probably: Since prediabetes is the forerunner of diabetes, which is a genetically related disease, the prediabetes is most likely genetic. However, the exact g ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Risk factors: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your fami ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
101-125: Between 101 and 125mg/dl when measured by a lab draw out of a vein after an 8-hour fast. This is not for a finger-stick glucose. (ada criteria) check ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Exercise?: The only thing you didn't mention is exercise. That can be a vital component of good health. Please check w/your doc about your fitness to do some e ... Read More
A 89-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Diabetes Control: Fasting under 100 is normal, treated under 120 is pretty good, over 140 not so good. 2 hours after meals normal is 140 to 150 and good control is the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Not likely: Steronate nor is a Progesterone used to delay your period. When used briefly, it is unlikely to have long term effects such as prediabetes.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Robbins
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really.: Being treated for hypertension and "pre-diabetes" does lessen the negative influence they have on your cardiovascular risk, but the fact that you have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Potentially: Hi. Progression of prediabetes to diabetes has been shown to be reduced with lifestyle (diet, exercise, and weight loss), with metformin, and with aca ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes and no....: My personal opinion: if you have some weight to lose and some diet mods to make and some exercise to start i would give you six months to demonstrate ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
If you mean: 5.1 mm, then yes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Dietary changes: U r headed towards diabetes. U must avoid sugar and grains , or at least greatly reduce intake of sugar and grains. Avoid soda. Avoid artificial swee ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience in Endocrinology
Checks sugars and: prediabetes fasting sugar 100-125 or 2 hours after eating 140-199 diabetes fasting 126 and higher, 2hours after eating 200 and higher pre-dm HgA1c 5 ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
Wrong decision.: If statin medication is indicated, the antiinflammatory and lipid-lowering effects outweigh any small effect on blood sugar. Statins help prevent str ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Myths: Yes. But they will not have any efficacy in lowering your sugars or your weight.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Lifestyle change: A healthy diet is essential to lifestyle modifications which would also include exercise and quality sleep. This is all part of making the necessary ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Exercise: Eating right & weight loss.
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