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Is prediabetes considered diabetes?

Is prediabetes considered diabetes?

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 able to bring your numbers back to a normal level and prevent progression into diabetic range. Please talk to your doctor about how to properly do this. ...Read more

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Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


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How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

How is gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed?

High blood sugar: Pregnancy can make a woman's body resistant to Insulin (similar to type 2 diabetes). If she was not diabetic before being pregnant and meets one of several sets of criteria for diabetes after becoming pregnant, then she may have gestational diabetes. This gives her an increased risk of developing diabetes after delivering the baby. Usually found during routine glucose tolerance testing. Thanks! ...Read more

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Does this suggest diabetes? Glucose - 62, Glucose Fasting - 69, Insulin Fasting

Does this suggest diabetes? Glucose - 62, Glucose Fasting - 69, Insulin Fasting

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 called diabetes until higher than that. A1c would also be much higher (6.5% or above is diabetes, 5.7-6.4% is increased risk, 4-5.6% is normal). Good luck! ...Read more

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What BMI is obese?

What BMI is obese?

Obesity...: ...Is defined as a bmi over 30. Overweight is a bmi over 25. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits. ...Read more

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No diabetes, normal fasting insulin levels, gaining weight fast, no thyroid issues, but low fasting glucagon levels (25pg/ml), no energy, healthy diet?

No diabetes, normal fasting insulin levels, gaining weight fast, no thyroid issues, but low fasting glucagon levels (25pg/ml), no energy, healthy diet?

Carbs stored as Fats: Fats, of natural origin, are least likely to be stored as fat, protein more likely, carbs (especially simple) most rapidly converted to triglycerides & stored as fat. Thus low fat foods promote fat accumulation, study: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Science for Smart People, http://goo.gl/XBxNBS, DietDoctor.com, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, FatChance.html, http://goo.gl/yxoOWD & my answers. ...Read more

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Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction? Why?

No: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

My BMI is 25.5. I's this considered overweight? I'm 5'3 and weight 144 pounds.

Yes: It is slightly over weight. It is not good for a young person to start out adult life as being over-weight. See this site for more info. http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bminojs.htm. ...Read more

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Is diabetes genetic?

Is diabetes genetic?

Yes: Type 2 diabetes is well know to run in families but type 1 diabetes does as well. Epidemiologic data shows that 1 in 400-500 people in the general population develops type 1 diabetes, but 1 in 20 people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has type 1 diabetes. However, research shows that genes don't tell the whole story and it suggests that unknown environmental factors also contribute. ...Read more

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Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?

Dad HbA1C=6.2 & FBS 90 at 21/1/2015,after a diabetic diet: HbA1C=6.0 & FBS=84 & glucose 2hrs post prondial=63 at 4/4/2015.Dad diabetic or prediabetic?

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 numbers are not diagnostic of diabetes. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus lead to diabetes ketoacidosis?

How does diabetes mellitus lead to diabetes ketoacidosis?

Sugar is the source : Sugar is the source of energy in the cells and if you dont have insulin, than glucose can not be used to produce energy.That makes body release a hormone which breaks down fat as an alternate source of energy, in this process there is production of ketones, too much ketones get in the blood and cause ketoacidosis it is more common in type 1 diabetes which is Insulin dependant, and if not enough insuli. ...Read more

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Hb1ac=6,6%(48 mmol).basal glycemia=82mg/dl. Basal insuline=38mUI/mL.Am I diabetic?thanks

Hb1ac=6,6%(48 mmol).basal glycemia=82mg/dl. Basal insuline=38mUI/mL.Am I diabetic?thanks

Yes: A Hba1c above 6.5% is consistent with diabetes. Although your fasting glucose is normal, you likely have high sugars later in the day after eating. You should obtain a glucose monitor and start checking your sugar at different times of the day to see when it is running high. ...Read more

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How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

How many pounds overweight is considered obese?

By percentage: It is not the absolute pounds, but takes into consideration you height (in the bmi calculation). More useful, at least in the disease process, is the waist/hip ratio, which shows how much abdominal fat one has. Abdominal fat is particularly metabolically active, and thus more dangerous than leg fat (for example). >102 centimetres (40 in) in men and >88 centimetres (35 in) in women are obese. ...Read more

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For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

For gestational diabetes what is 150 sugar level?

Depends: What your level should be depends on when you took it. The ideal for your sugar before you eat in the morning is about 90. 2 hours after meals should be less than 120 and one hour after a meal should be 130. If you are talking about the screening for gestational diabetes (a one hour glucose tolerance test) then cut off is 130-140 for normal. ...Read more

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Biometric screening. I'm 31. Triglycerides =290,HDL=53,LDL=112,Total Cholesterol=223, Cholestrol/HDL Ratio=4.2,Glucose=99,BP 111/74. Tri high. Why?

Biometric screening. I'm 31. Triglycerides =290,HDL=53,LDL=112,Total Cholesterol=223, Cholestrol/HDL Ratio=4.2,Glucose=99,BP 111/74. Tri high. Why?

May never find "why": I'm going to assume that this is fasting sample. A lot of this is hereditary. There's not a consensus about what to do with high triglycerides when other lipids seem okay. One idea is to spend a few months exercising like you did as a teenager and then checking. I bet you'll see things change for the better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Mobile hypertension risk calculator?

Mobile hypertension risk calculator?

Ambulatory: Ambulatory blood pressure monitor. It is used when doctors are concerned about white coat syndrome or your blood pressure being high as a result of the stress of being in the office. ...Read more

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Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more