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Can I Make Prediabetes Go Away
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. Weight loss and cutting down on sweets can lower your blood sugar, and bring your sugar from pre-diabetic to normal range (although there's no guarantee). Since pre-diabetes often means that the pancreas (the organ which makes insulin) is wearing down, you will probably remain at risk for developing diabetes in the future. Daily exercise can help, too. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly if you can lose weight, reduce your sugar intake and exercise, you can certainly reverse the pre-diabetes. It will require careful attention to your diet, but exercise and diet will be the most effective intervention you can do in the long run. Medication can only help so much--and not much if your diet is still poor. ...Read more
Prediabetes food: In general, eat more fruits and vegetables, non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, grean beans), whole grains over processed foods, dry beans, fish 2x/week, lean meats (things end with "loin"), non-fat dairy and as always, lots and lots of water. For more information, check out ada website: http://www.Diabetes.Org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/. ...Read more
Hav prediabetes & need to lose ~42lbs to go from 45% fat to 25% (fit 31 year old), is losing 0.5 lbs/week too slow? If so, what rate should I aim for?
Just right: Losing 0.5#/wk is an excellent goal, as it is attainable and sustainable. After all you need to learn how to eat and exercise and lose weight for the rest of your life, so how fast you do it isn't important. What's important is that you attain your goal and keep it there. Good luck. ...Read more
It's not.: 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. It's all semantics, but technically diabetes and Prediabetes can be managed but not cured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prediabetic diet.: The diet for prediabetes includes fiber (35 grams daily for females, 50 grams for men). Smaller more frequent meals is the rule as well. Eat five or six times daily, dividing the fiber amongst the meals evenly. Low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fruits and vegetables and lean protein sources. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium could help control the bloody sugars, too. Exercise, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ONE OF THE MOST : Specific symptoms of pre diabetes starts occuring years before... Abdominal weight gain. Central excess adipose tissue, high triglycerides, low good cholesterol levels, mild elevation of liver tests. Fatty liver on ultrasound. However, not everyone develops diabetes, even with all of the above signs, findings and symptoms. Around 80-87% though, quite a high number, don't you think? ...Read more
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