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Pre Diabetes Symptoms In Women
Degree of abnormalit: Hi. For 3 out of the 4 means of diagnosing diabetes (i.e., for fasting glucose, 2-hr oral glucose tolerance test, and A1c), there are 3 categories of outcome: normal, diabetes, and a gray zone in between, collectively now referred to as "prediabetes". People with prediabetes, not surprisingly, are at a much higher annual risk of developing diabetes than normals are. Healthy lifestyle lowers risk. ...Read more
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Hi, is that true pre-diabet don't have symptoms? Why my type 2 pre-diabetes(fasting glucose91 mg/dl, hba1c5.7%) have diabetes type 2 symptoms? Thank you
Symptoms?: You did not say your symptoms. Diabetes type 2 mostly is the lack of adequate response of cells or tissues to put the sugar inside the cells (by insulin) and use it for energy. So you can surmise the symptoms of that. Prediabetes is at the border, hgba1c not at 6.5. Most symptoms are actually when sugar is low. ...Read more
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
My mom has high uric acid, diabetes, heart, blood pres. She wants to know why it's caused. Provide meal plan she does not eat meat or fish. What else?
Overweight?: Your mom's diagnoses often go together with overweight, which can cause each of them. I would recommend a calorie restricted diet, with particular attention paid to avoiding high glycemic foods, like potatoes, bread, rice, sugar, cakes etc. Daily exercise would be important too, aiming for 45 minutes each day, aiming to get a little short of breath and sweaty. Hopefully things improve soon. ...Read more
Lab work: Ask your doctor for lab work. There are 3 ways to diagnose pre-diabetes. You need two positive tests to confirm the diagnosis: fasting sugar (prediabetic= 100-125 mmol/dl), 2 hr oral glucose tolerance test (2 hr sugar 140-199 mmol/dl) or hemoglobin A1c (pre-diabetic a1c= 5.7-6.4%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unlike type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetics might not have any physical signs or symptoms. That's why it's important to get your blood tested if you are an "at risk" population: family history of diabetes, obese/overweight, age > 45 or high risk race: african-american, native american, latinos, asian american/pacific islanders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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