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can i make prediabetes go away?

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Dr. Richard Scofield
Diabetology 33 years experience
Yes: Prediabetes put you at high risk of developing diabetes. To prevent that from happening you need to maintain (or attain) a normal body habitus. That means a normal weight. You should have guidance about diet from you doctor or a dietician. Typically that means limiting the sugar and starch in your diet. Moderate exercise is essentially.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes.: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Unlikely.: Prediabetes implies the eventual development of diabetes, which is usually genetically predetermined. So at best, aggressive management of prediabetes can delay the onset of diabetes. That being said, blood sugar measurements can be adequately controlled at times with diet and exercise alone, without medications.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

Prediabetes is a new term I ever heard. What is it?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Warning sign: Prediabetes is a warning sign that you may be at risk for developing diabetes. You have some features that may lead to diabetes but you do not yet fit the definition for diagnosis. Two of the criteria for diabetes are two fasting blood sugars of 126 or higher and a random non-fasting sugar of 200 or higher. Prediabetes is a fasting sugar of 100-125 or random of 140-199. There are others too.
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Can prediabetes be reversed?

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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, 30 min of moderate activity 5 days per week) can prevent progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. I have seen many patients able to bring their blood sugar from prediabetic range back to normal with proper diet/exercise routine.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can prediabetes cause cramps?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Not likely.: "pre-diabetes" is used to describe a condition where the blood glucose (bg) is high, but not high enough to be as damaging as uncontrolled diabetes can be.Fasting bg between 100 - 125 is "pre-diabetic"(impaired fasting glucose), as is a bg between 140 - 199 after 75g of glucose by mouth (impaired glucose tolerance).While there are increased risks even of "pre-diabetes, " cramps not likely due to it.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to reverse prediabetes?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
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 have shown the reversal of prediabetes.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of prediabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not much: Unlike type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetics might not have any physical signs/symptoms. It's important to get your lab tested if you think you have prediabetes. Some of the signs/symptoms of hyperglycemia are: unusual thirst, frequent urination, blurry vision, fatigue or feeling more tired than normal for unknown reasons, unusual weight loss, hunger, frequent infections, cuts/bruises that won't heal...

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