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A 35-year-old female asked:

normal weight severely symptomatic prediabetes on low carb diet w/ fam history of type 1&2. should i eat normal for 2-3 mos so my #s meet diagnosis req to get tx?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: You don't have to be a diabetic to get treated. You can be on medication during the prediabetes stage. Talk to your doctor about your options but the goal is to go from prediabetes to normal, not prediabetes to diabetes.

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Last updated Nov 16, 2012

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