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Can diet and exercise be enough to manage and reverse pre-diabetes without medication?

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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Manage, yes

Likely you can manage pre-diabetes if sufficient lifestyle changes are made (with 7-10% weight loss).
..But if you have some degree of pancreatic dysfunction on top of Insulin resistance due to excess weight, the pancreatic function doesnt go back to normal...So lifelong healthy lifestyle changes are necessary to slow progression.

In brief: Manage, yes

Likely you can manage pre-diabetes if sufficient lifestyle changes are made (with 7-10% weight loss).
..But if you have some degree of pancreatic dysfunction on top of Insulin resistance due to excess weight, the pancreatic function doesnt go back to normal...So lifelong healthy lifestyle changes are necessary to slow progression.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine

In brief: It's possible

Studies have shown that pre-diabetes can be reversed with an intensive diet and exercise program alone (diabetes prevention program).
Check here to see if your local ymca offers the program: http://www.Ymca.Net/diabetes-prevention. Or check with your state health department to see if there are other programs in your area.

In brief: It's possible

Studies have shown that pre-diabetes can be reversed with an intensive diet and exercise program alone (diabetes prevention program).
Check here to see if your local ymca offers the program: http://www.Ymca.Net/diabetes-prevention. Or check with your state health department to see if there are other programs in your area.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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