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What Is The Difference Between Prediabetes And 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used "steronate nor 5 mg" 3 times a day for 15 days, could it cause me diabetes or prediabetes ?
I have just been diagnosed with borderline diabetes or prediabetes.How do I avoid getting real diabetes?
Exercise: Eating right & weight loss.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the best treatment for prediabetes?-If you are on the upper range of prediabetes that is close to being classed as diabetes?
Diet: I would say the biggest thing is to be mindful of your diet and be very careful of how much sugar and carbohydrates you are taking in on a daily basis. This and implementing a more healthy diet in general with more vegetables and lean proteins and more exercise will help keep pre-diabetes from becoming full blown diabetes. Pre-diabetes is close to being classified as full diabetes but not quite! ...Read more
Not quite: Prediabetes means u have high blood sugar, but not yet high enough to be called type ii diabetes. U r headed in that direction though. Eliminate grains and sugar from diet. If on a medication like metformin, be sure to let your doc know about diet changes asap. If on a station drug like lipitor, (atorvastatin) these increase risk for diabetes. Diet is biggest factor. Eat low carb. Avoid soda. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: You can consult a doctor using HealthTap. ...Read more
Doctor I conducted blood FBS test and my result FBS is 6.1.
Doc please am I diabetes or prediabetes?
I have prediabetes type 2.My fasting blood sugar in the morning is 184.Is it full blown diabetes?
Most likely yes...: A blood sample, taken after an overnight fast, that is less than 100 mg/dl is considered normal. A fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dl is considered prediabetes. If it's 126 mg/dl or higher on two separate tests, you have diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your blood sugar level is 110 mg/dl, is it still possible for you to have diabetes or prediabetes?
Does it make sense to periodically check your blood sugar with a home device even if you don't have diabetes or prediabetes?
Not really: Hi. Unless you are at increased risk of developing diabetes, checking periodically at home is of no value. Finger stick blood glucose is not approved for diagnosis (diagnosis is based on serum glucose results), and non-medical people wouldn't know how to interpret the data. If you are obese, have a family history of type 2, have/had gestational diabetes, are high risk ethnic, etc, get screened ...Read more
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