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A 46-year-old female asked:

i was diagnosed in 2010 for diabetes and subsequently i was told by an endocrinologist that i dont have diabetes.. i have never taken medicine for it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain: Endocrinologists are experts on diabetes mellitus. Not sure of what your question is. Consider resubmitting with a clear and specific question.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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? : It is possible you could have had an initial abnormal OGTT if - you were pregnant ( Gestational DM ) - on High dose steroid - Obese ( high BMI ) Following pregnancy , passing of steroid out of system or loss of weight, it is possible to be non medication requiring . However you are still a risk and should maintain strict lifestyle modification.

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