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what is pre-diabetes like?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No symptoms?: Pre diabetes suggest insuln resistance, your blood sugar maybe a little elevated with no symptoms. It's a sign to really pull back on the carbs, exercise, lose weight. Good luck!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is pre-diabetes different from diabetes?

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Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Definition: People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but lower than in diabetes. They have an elevated risk of developing diabetes, and also appear to have an elevated risk of certain diabetic-type complications such as heart attack.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Can you ever go from diabetes to pre-diabetes?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Diabetes: As we know, pre-diabetes can evolve into diabetes over time. But conceptually we do not say that diabetes goes into pre-diabetes. We normally would say that diabetes is improved or controlled or partially controlled.
A 30-year-old female asked:

Can a person who found out there prediabetic in September and has been eating unhealthy for the past 2 months develop diabetes in that 2 month period month frame ?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Possible but...: Basic science re prediabetes vs diabetes: Prediabetes; Hemoglobin A1C level 5.7 to 6.4, Diabetes 6.5 and above. However, individual lacking clear symptoms of diabetes, should have a repeat test on a different day using the A1C test or other diabetes tests, e.g., fasting blood glucose or oral glucose tolerance test to confirm the diagnosis.
A 21-year-old female asked:

I think I might have pre-diabetes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide detailed background information about your issue followed by a clear related question. As posted this is just a statement. You are welcome to start over. A common screening test for pre-diabetes is a hemoglobin A1C. Your doc can order it for you.

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