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Is prediabetes considered diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
14 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Victor Okeh
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The idea of prediabetes is a misnomer, i consider this patients as people with "impaired fasting glucose" and they need to be monitored closely and also begging lifestyle changes to avoid becoming diabetic.
Now people with hypoglycemia could be caused by either those that have a tumor producing too much insuline or people taking Insulin either because they have diabetes or some times abusing it.

In brief: No

The idea of prediabetes is a misnomer, i consider this patients as people with "impaired fasting glucose" and they need to be monitored closely and also begging lifestyle changes to avoid becoming diabetic.
Now people with hypoglycemia could be caused by either those that have a tumor producing too much insuline or people taking Insulin either because they have diabetes or some times abusing it.
Dr. Victor Okeh
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Along the spectrum

By general lab values, fasting blood-sugar 60-99 = normal.
100-124 =prediabetic(glucose intolerance); 125 and above = diabetes. So some one with bs 124 is called a prediabetic and someone else at 125= diabetic? Fasting bs is only one of few parameters we look at these days to make diagnosis of diabetes. Eitherway, i advise healthy life styles, keep good body wt. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Along the spectrum

By general lab values, fasting blood-sugar 60-99 = normal.
100-124 =prediabetic(glucose intolerance); 125 and above = diabetes. So some one with bs 124 is called a prediabetic and someone else at 125= diabetic? Fasting bs is only one of few parameters we look at these days to make diagnosis of diabetes. Eitherway, i advise healthy life styles, keep good body wt. If worsen, consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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