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Prediabetes Symptoms And Diagnosis

What is prediabetes? About 41 million Americans between the ages of 40 and 74 have "prediabetes." Prediabetes is a condition that can be considered an early, yet potentially reversible stage of the development of type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is sometimes called impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose (IGT/IFG), depending upon the test that yielded the abnormal result. In prediabetes, a person's blood sugar (glucose) levels are slightly higher than the normal range, but not high enough for a true diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes have a significant risk of developing full-blown diabetes. In the Diabetes Prevention Program study, about 11% of people with prediabetes developed type II diabetes each year during the three year follow-up time of the study. Importantly, people with prediabetes generally have no symptoms of the condition. Testing for Pre Diabetes Doctors generally use one of two different blood tests to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. One is called the fasting plasma glucose test (FPG) in which a person's blood glucose level is measured first thing in the morning before breakfast. The normal fasting blood glucose level is below 100 mg/dl. A p Continue reading >>

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  1. pre-diabetes

    I am healthy as a strong horse. I learned that my glucose is high, 103.
    I saw a dietician about the diets and execrises. How do you take care of yourself when your glucose is high?
    Michael

  2. Pynetree

    Pre-diabetic = a little bit diabetic, just like a little bit pregnant or a little bit dead. LOL! And 103 being a high BG reading! No Way! You need a second opinion! My Dr. has admitted that he tells some people they are "Pre-diabetic" , if they are headed that way, to force them to clean-up their act…eat healthier!

  3. mimi3727

    ok I have a question then. we have been doing the fasting blood test, no glucose and I have been running a 140 and they said I am diabetic an put me on a pill I take when I eat. said it was pre~ diabetic and it was caused by my failing liver. I am really confused and my dr. doesnt have much bedside manner to explain. so what does it all mean because I already have a strict diet because of my other health probs

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