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What is the difference between prediabetes and diabetes?
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
In brief: 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/

In brief: 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/
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine
In brief: Blood sugar level
Prediabetes is considered the range of fasting blood sugar between 100-125, and diabetes is when the fasting blood sugar is consistently greater than 125.

In brief: Blood sugar level
Prediabetes is considered the range of fasting blood sugar between 100-125, and diabetes is when the fasting blood sugar is consistently greater than 125.
Dr. David Brouwer
Dr. David Brouwer
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Two sugar levels
Diabetes is defined by a specific sugar level value; prediabetes is defined by a specific level slightly lower. Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel).
In prediabetes, there is still enough Insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up into the full-blown diabetes range.

In brief: Two sugar levels
Diabetes is defined by a specific sugar level value; prediabetes is defined by a specific level slightly lower. Diabetes is a serious disease in which a person cannot make any or enough Insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel).
In prediabetes, there is still enough Insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up into the full-blown diabetes range.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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