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Can a person with prediabetes take diet pills?

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Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul
Bariatrics
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In brief: BMI >27

The current recommendation for weight loss medications (diet pills) in patients with impaired glucose tolerance (pre diabetes) is if the ratio of your weight in kg to the square of your height in meters is greater than 27kg/m2.

In brief: BMI >27

The current recommendation for weight loss medications (diet pills) in patients with impaired glucose tolerance (pre diabetes) is if the ratio of your weight in kg to the square of your height in meters is greater than 27kg/m2.
Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul
Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Try this instead

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology

In brief: Not a good idea

In general, diet pills contain medication that is chemically related to amphetamines that tend to raise blood sugar.
On the other hand, if the diet pills lead to significant weight loss that is good - as long as the pills are stopped as soon as the weight is lost.

In brief: Not a good idea

In general, diet pills contain medication that is chemically related to amphetamines that tend to raise blood sugar.
On the other hand, if the diet pills lead to significant weight loss that is good - as long as the pills are stopped as soon as the weight is lost.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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