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Can prediabetes be reversed?

Can prediabetes be reversed?

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

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Dr. Louis Krenn
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Prediabetes (Definition)

Prediabetes is a condition where you are at high risk for developing diabetes. It is caused by an impaired ...Read more


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If you completely reverse the prediabetes state, is it possible to come back again?Can you reverse prediabetes completely?

If you completely reverse the prediabetes state, is it possible to come back again?Can you reverse prediabetes completely?

Prediabetes is: Not a specific entity, just a waystation along the path from normal glycemia to diabetes. You can reverse your progression along that path with weight loss a/o medication a/o bariatric surgery - but can progress further back down the path at a later date. It's all one continuous progression, not separate and individual steps. ...Read more

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Is there a vitamin that can help reverse prediabetes?

Is there a vitamin that can help reverse prediabetes?

No.: There is a lifestyle that can reverse prediabetes. That lifestyle includes daily exercise, good sleep, and weight loss supported by a diet high in fiber, vegetables, fruits, and lean meats, and low in processed sugars and unhealthy fats. There is no magic pill to fix this. ...Read more

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My pcos has caused me to become prediabetic. I am currently working out and dieting and loosing 1-3 lbs a week Can i reverse prediabetes if i keep up?

My pcos has caused me to become prediabetic. I am currently working out and dieting and loosing 1-3 lbs a week Can i reverse prediabetes if i keep up?

Yes: yes. The preponderance of evidence suggests that with diet, exercise and resultant weight loss one can reduce progression to overt diabetes by as much as 60% in people with prediabetes. ...Read more

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How is prediabetes cured?

How is prediabetes cured?

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 more

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What helps with prediabetes?

Careful diet: The single most important thing you can do to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to frank diabetes is to maintain a lean body habitus. If you are overweight limit portion size, particularly starches and sweets, and lose the excess weight. ...Read more

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Can I make prediabetes go away?

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

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How to turn prediabetes around?

How to turn prediabetes around?

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 more

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What are the signs of prediabetes?

What are the signs of prediabetes?

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