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Medicine For Prediabetes
If my prediabetes was caused by statin drugs how long before i return to normal if statins are discontinued? First ever A1c 5.9%
Dubious: While there have been some reports of diabetes associated with statin use in the press the data is weak. In order to cause diabetes in one person you would have to treat 255 patients with a statin for 4 years. Your glucose intolerance is most likely a product of western diet, age and possible inactivity. Before stopping a statin please consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aviva Plus gluco-meter readings fluctuate btw 102-122/mL over 3 yrs, ie @Pre-Diabetes T2 Genetic. 5'10 165lbs healthy. Need I take prescribed drugs?
Prediabetes.: Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is hba1c level of 5.6 considered prediabetic not on any medicine. Fasting blood sugar 100 after high carb.
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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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