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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
I am prediabetic and taking 500 mg of metformin. I have lost 10 lbs and have about 30 lbs to go. Is all safe with metformin/safe with my prediabetes?
I have been diagnosed with prediabetes, and am 30 lbs overweight. Should I try losing the weight first, or start on metformin right away?
Muscles meet muscles: Likely 100 % of prediabetes & 95 % of diabetes is due to overweightt which is defined as not being able to see where the muscles meet the muscles on the abdomen. Do that and cure yourself! proper diet is 90 + % foods "exactly" as they grow in the field = unprocessed grains-veg-beans (gvb) with fruit nuts and seeds + anything once in a while. Metformin can be a help, diet and exercise are the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it make sense to periodically check your blood sugar with a home device even if you don't have diabetes or prediabetes?
Not really: Hi. Unless you are at increased risk of developing diabetes, checking periodically at home is of no value. Finger stick blood glucose is not approved for diagnosis (diagnosis is based on serum glucose results), and non-medical people wouldn't know how to interpret the data. If you are obese, have a family history of type 2, have/had gestational diabetes, are high risk ethnic, etc, get screened ...Read more
If you were diagnosed with prediabetes, are you always be prediabetic forever?Im scared. My fasting blood sugar is 104mg/dl.Can my bg go back to normal
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