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Tag Archives: Prediabetes
Prediabetes is defined by plasma glucose levels that are elevated above the normal range, but below the threshold for diabetes. Prediabetes is a risk factor for Diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease. Prediabetes is identified by fasting sugars between 100 … Continue reading
Are your sugars a little higher than normal, but not high enough to classify you as Diabetes or Prediabetes. A study in which brain scans were performed on 249 people at age 60 and repeated at 64 years old, discovered … Continue reading
Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have “prediabetes” — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the … Continue reading
About 79 million Americans have prediabetes and many of them do not know it. A study done at Emory University showed benefit from early detection and treatment. Diet and exercise has been shown to lower the chance of prediabetes developing … Continue reading
Diabetic neuropathy is a well known complication of both Diabetes type I and Diabetes type II. Can Prediabetes cause diabetic neuropathy? People with Prediabetes have a normal blood sugar but they will have an abnormal glucose tolerance test. In a … Continue reading
Should the 79 million Americans with prediabetes be on metformin to prevent Diabetes? In a study published in Diabetes Care (Diabetes Care. 2012;35:663-665, 731-737) the authors support a previous study which showed a 31% reduction in the incidence of diabetes … Continue reading
Diet and exercise have been shown to decrease the chance of developing frank diabetes by 68% over the next 10 years. Metformin by itself has been shown to lower this chance by 38%. It is assumed when the two modalities … Continue reading