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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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Dr. Louis Krenn
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Prediabetes (Definition)

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 differences between pre-diabetes and diabetes?

What are the differences between pre-diabetes and diabetes?

See below: Fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting =126 and higher; and 2 hours after eating, 200 and greater, is diabetes HgA1c 5.7 to 6.4 prediabetes; 6.5 and > = diabetes ...Read more

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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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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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How much time does it take for prediabetes to become diabetes?

How much time does it take for prediabetes to become diabetes?

Revert it: Easy recipe ideas: https://www.kaushikmd.com/category/recipe/ Some basics: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ It can take months- few years for prediabetes to become diabetes. Act now and revert prediabetes. ...Read more

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Can eating a lot of fruits cause prediabetes or diabetes?

Can eating a lot of fruits cause prediabetes or diabetes?

No: Food does not cause pre-diabetes or full diabetes. Overweight does. In pre-diabetics or diabetics the mechanism to keep the glucose levels under the normal range in the blood is lost. Many theories try to explain this like autoimmunity causing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Prediabetes i had a A1c with a reading of 5.8 is that bad ? Diabetes is bad in my mothers family

Prediabetes i had a A1c with a reading of 5.8 is that bad ? Diabetes is bad in my mothers family

Prediabetes.: an A1C of 5.8% is prediabetic but not high in the range. 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 more

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What is an indication of prediabetes or diabetes?

What is an indication of prediabetes or diabetes?

Diabetes symptoms: Symptoms of diabetes are being thirsty alot, being hungry alot or peeing alot. Also unexplained weight loss can be a sign of it. ...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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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