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How is pre-diabetes different from diabetes?
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Dr. Jason Campbell
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Campbell
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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine
In brief: A1C level
In pre-diabetes, enough Insulin is still being secreted to control the blood sugar level.
But the pancreas is burning out. Typically, a blood test called A1c is between 5.5-6.5. In diabetes, the Insulin no longer can control the blood sugar and the A1c is above 6.5.

In brief: A1C level
In pre-diabetes, enough Insulin is still being secreted to control the blood sugar level.
But the pancreas is burning out. Typically, a blood test called A1c is between 5.5-6.5. In diabetes, the Insulin no longer can control the blood sugar and the A1c is above 6.5.
Dr. Robert Keller
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Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine
In brief: Definition
People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but lower than in diabetes.
They have an elevated risk of developing diabetes, and also appear to have an elevated risk of certain diabetic-type complications such as heart attack.

In brief: Definition
People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal but lower than in diabetes.
They have an elevated risk of developing diabetes, and also appear to have an elevated risk of certain diabetic-type complications such as heart attack.
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
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