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Can you make prediabetes go away by just dieting?

Can you make prediabetes go away by just dieting?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I have prediabetes.I'm dieting and excercising.Is there anything else I can do besides that? Also hypothyroid at 17 how severe is that?

I have prediabetes.I'm dieting and excercising.Is there anything else I can do besides that? Also hypothyroid at 17 how severe is that?

Need thyroid med: With a TSH of 17 you have little or not thyroid function and will need medication for your thyroid replacement daily to feel better and to lose weight. Ask you doctor if your condition allows for treatment of your thyroid. ...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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Do galstones go away with good dieting ?

Do galstones go away with good dieting ?

Not likely: Once gallstones form they do not go away with dietary changes. Sometimes small gallstones could dissolve over time with medication such as actigall (ursodiol). See your doctor for an exam. Avoid fatty foods that may aggravate gallstone symptoms. ...Read more

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Iam currently overweight. Iam in the process of dieting and exercising. I have stretch marks in many areas of my body, will these go away?

Iam currently overweight. Iam in the process of dieting and exercising. I have stretch marks in many areas of my body, will these go away?

Straie-stretch marks: Stretch marks, called straie, are small tears in the skin, caused by stretching of the skin during periods of growth. Many people get straie as teen agers when they are growing quickly. Women get them on their tummies when they are pregnant. Certain diseases, like cushings, and certain medicines, like steroids, can cause straie or make them worse. Retina cream, and laser therapy may help hide them. ...Read more

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I have a lump under incision from tubal. If it takes months to go away will it affect excercising and dieting?

I have a lump under incision from tubal. If it takes months to go away will it affect excercising and dieting?

Lump? : The term lump needs to be defined. If this is an incisional hernia then surgical correction is warranted. If it's just suture material then that will dissolve over time. A diagnosis is needed first. ...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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If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, can you diet and exercise enough for it to go away?

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

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Will just dieting will help to reduce weight?

Will just dieting will help to reduce weight?

Yes: Dieting alone can help to lose weight. At some point, ( plateau) you might want to increase your daily activity to rev up your metabolism and help you burn more calories. ...Read more

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