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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 more
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
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
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 more
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
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... ...Read more
Diet for diabetics: You would do well working with a dietician and or a nutritionist to review with you a proper diet plan. In america, we eat too much, large portions, too concentrated fatty foods, too many carbohydrates that are easily converted to sugars, like bread and pasta. Make the changes now! Don't waste another minute! ...Read more
At risk for diabetes: With the diabetes epidemic up to 25% of the population has prediabetes and this is a is a precursor to developing diabetes. These are individuals who may be overweight or have a family history of diabetes. Blood tests which are used to identify prediabetes include a mild elevation in the fasting glucose (100-125) or an elevation in a glucose test called hemoglobin a1c (5.7-6.4%). ...Read more
None: Prediabetes usually exists for a long period of time before it presents with the usual symprtoms that we identify with diabetes. However, these people are usually overweight, underexercised, have lipid abnormalities in the blood and have blood sugars that are between the absolute normal and high exough to make a diagnosis of diabetes. ...Read more
Improve diet: A consistent diet low in carbohydrates and filled with natural foods /whole foods is recommended. Generally, for prediabetes, there is insulin resistance (caused by being overweight) when there is a high glucagon signal. If you work toward avoiding liquid sugars (juices, sodas, milk) and limit/avoid bread, rice, pasta, cereal, it will usually allow weight loss. Keep eating natural fats as well. ...Read more
Diabetic Symptoms: Common symptoms of childhood type 1 diabetes are polyuria, polydipsia, nocturia & recent weight loss. Children with type 2 diabetes often present with similar symptoms but are less frequent to report weight loss. Some children are asymptomatic & are diagnosed with diabetes based solely on their blood glucose level. Talk with the child's doctor if you are concerned & feel they are at risk. ...Read more
Yes: This is the range for diagnosing pre-diabetes. A low glycemic diet, exercise, and weight loss can help to decrease the HBA1c. Occasionally a medication like meteor min y be prescribed to prevent progression to diabetes. It is important to monitor regularly to ensure that diabetes has not developed. ...Read more
I get that there is really no such thing as prediabetes. You either have it (early stages) or you don't. So when do you have it?
I am 23 and I have a hgba1c of 5.3% and a fasting bs of 97. Should I be worried about prediabetes because I am on the high side of normal?
No: Sure your fasting might be on the high side of normal but your average sugar (hgba1c) over the last 3 months is excellent. We would only worry about pre-diabetes if your hgba1c is >5.7% or if your fasting glucose is consistently >100. So relax. But remember to practice healthy eating habits & regular exercise. ...Read more
How many months body would take for complete damage recovery from prediabetes? (already seeing some results thru aggressive diet+excercise in 1 month)
I am an Endocrinologist but honestly don't understand the term "prediabetes". Either you have diabetes or you do not.
To be even more sure go online to read the many articles regarding appropriate food intake and also exercise.
I suggest you start by looking up "NuVal" on the web and see the 100 items listed. ...Read more