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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...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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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