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What's the difference in symptoms for diabetes and pre-diabetes?

What's the difference in symptoms for diabetes and pre-diabetes?

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

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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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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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How can I lose weight in a way that will also get rid of pre-diabetes symptoms?

How can I lose weight in a way that will also get rid of pre-diabetes symptoms?

Diet/exercise: A healthy well-balanced diet, 3 meals without snacks. Caloric restriction if you need to lose weight. There's no magic here. Find an eating plan you can follow the rest of your life, not a short-term diet. Check w/your registered dietitian. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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What is pre-diabetes like?

What is pre-diabetes like?

No symptoms?: Pre diabetes suggest insuln resistance, your blood sugar maybe a little elevated with no symptoms. It's a sign to really pull back on the carbs, exercise, lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is pre diabetes reversable?

Is pre diabetes reversable?

Potentially: Hi. Progression of prediabetes to diabetes has been shown to be reduced with lifestyle (diet, exercise, and weight loss), with metformin, and with acarbose. Those studies looked at progression to diabetes, not reversal to normal. If you don't consider it cheating to use a drug, I have "reversed" prediabetes to normal using GLP-1 receptor agonists, so they're normal, but they're taking a drug. ...Read more

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Is prediabetes considered diabetes?

Is prediabetes considered diabetes?

No: If you are pre-diabetic, you are halfway between diabetes and normal. This is the time to act as through proper diet/exercise routine, you might be able to bring your numbers back to a normal level and prevent progression into diabetic range. Please talk to your doctor about how to properly do this. ...Read more

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Foods not to eat with pre diabetes?

Foods not to eat with pre diabetes?

Low carbohyrate food: Anyone who is at risk for developing diabetes should follow a healthy diet low in carbohydrates, fat, and calories. This will help promote weight loss that will also help prevent diabetes. Foods high in carbohydrates to avoid would include many processed foods, breads, pastas, many sweets, etc. I recommend that diabetics or those at risk pay close attention to food labels. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pre-diabetes?

How do I know if I have pre-diabetes?

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 more

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Who should get tested for pre-diabetes?

Who should get tested for pre-diabetes?

Risk factors: If you have risk factors for diabetes, you should get tested early so you can intervene early if positive. Risk factors (selected) are: obesity, family history of diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits.History of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndromes, older age, metabolic syndrome, history of giving birth to a baby > 9 lbs.... ...Read more

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Could I have pre-diabetes and not know it?

Could I have pre-diabetes and not know it?

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 more

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How is pre-diabetes different from diabetes?

How is pre-diabetes different from diabetes?

Blood Sugar: Pre-diabetes is defined as elevated blood sugars above normal but below the threshold for diagnosing as true diabetes. Some ranges place pre-diabetes as fasting blood sugars between 100-126. The american diabetes association reports that approximately 11% of pre-diabetics develop diabetes over the next 3 years and most will by approximately 10 years. ...Read more

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Why do I need to know if I have pre-diabetes?

Why do I need to know if I have pre-diabetes?

To prevent progress: The best treatment for any disease is prevention. If you find that you have pre diabetes and choose to make some changes in your lifestyle, you could prevent progression to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of pre-diabetes?

What is the technical definition of pre-diabetes?

Impaired fasting glu: Although there is no precise definition for "pre-diabetes", it is commonly used in people with impaired fasting glucose (between 100-125), or impaired glu tolerance (2 hr glu of 140-199 after glu tolerance test) or someone with a strong family history and/or multiple features of metabolic syndrome. All of these are predictors of eventual type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between prediabetes and diabetes?

What is the difference between prediabetes and diabetes?

A1c: Simplified, easy to remember definition of Prediabetes is HgbA1c >/=5.7%. It is called diabetes when HgbA1c is >/=6.5% To revert these, read: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ Easy recipes: https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ ...Read more

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Can you stop diabetes if you already have "pre-diabetes"?

Can you stop diabetes if you already have "pre-diabetes"?

Yes: The diabetes prevention program (dpp- please look at their website for information) has shown that 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. This is the best stage to get motivated and start working on your diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more

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Does pre diabetes necessarily eventually become diabetes?

No: If there is an underlying disease such as sleep apnea or obesity or increased sugar intake or some diabetes inducing medication then it can be avoided. Discuss with your doc if you have any risk factors for diabetes. And avoid sugar drinks and sweets. ...Read more

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