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How can I tell if my child is starting to have prediabetes symptoms?

How can I tell if my child is starting to have prediabetes symptoms?

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

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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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What are the symptoms of prediabetes?

What are the symptoms of prediabetes?

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

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People with prediabetes typically have what symptoms?

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

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Can you tell me is hypoglycemia a prediabetes condition?

Can you tell me is hypoglycemia a prediabetes condition?

Nope. : Unless you are speaking about your baby! Hyperglycemia ( or high blood sugar) is a prediabetes condition! You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id84637988 ...Read more

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Can prediabetes carry some of the same symptoms of type 2 or 1 diabetes?

Can prediabetes carry some of the same symptoms of type 2 or 1 diabetes?

Possibly: Mostly "prediabetes" is asymptomatic, as in no symptoms. But if and when prediabetes more closely approaches diabetes, that's when your more likely to see symptoms like increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue and blurry vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of carbohydrates can I eat with prediabetes.?

Can you tell me what number of carbohydrates can I eat with prediabetes.?

Carbohydrates: That is a tough call without more information. Your height, your weight, your food intake, your physical activity, etc. all have an impact on your blood sugar. For a week I would recommend you check your blood sugar before breakfast and again before lunch. Document what you ate at breakfast and any snacks before lunch. This should help you decide how you are doing with pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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In most cases, do serious symptoms of diabetes/prediabetes (like vision loss) appear as the disease gets more advanced–or could they appear any point?

In most cases, do serious symptoms of diabetes/prediabetes (like vision loss) appear as the disease gets more advanced–or could they appear any point?

Varies: Each person is negatively affected by high blood sugar with differing severity and timeline. But generally speaking, individuals with poor blood sugar control for many years, tend to develop more severe organ damage. Kidneys, heart, eyes etc. Unlikely to see vision loss with prediabetes. Be well. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I am sinking into myself when I am sitting down? Is this a symptom of prediabetes or complete dehydration of disc joints? No energy

Why do I feel like I am sinking into myself when I am sitting down? Is this a symptom of prediabetes or complete dehydration of disc joints? No energy

Go see your doctor: I'm not sure what you mean by "sinking into myself". Are you referring to a physical or mental sensation? Prediabetes doesn't usually carry any sensation or symptoms. "complete dehydration of disk joints" should theoretically lead to joint pain. Many reasons for "no energy": anemia, hypothyroidism, depression, etc. Best for you to go see your family doc for evaluation & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a doctor check for prediabetes/diabetes and what happens if I get it and choose no treatment?

Can you tell me how a doctor check for prediabetes/diabetes and what happens if I get it and choose no treatment?

Checks sugars and: prediabetes fasting sugar 100-125 or 2 hours after eating 140-199 diabetes fasting 126 and higher, 2hours after eating 200 and higher pre-dm HgA1c 5.7-6.4 , DM 6.5 and higher if pre diabetes untreated=10 %/ year risk of overt diabetes, treated, 5%/yr risk overt diabetes if goes back to normal, only 3%/year risk overt diabetes ...Read more