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What is Pre-Diabetes?

Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

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  • JENCORINNE
    Good article but why wasn't A1c listed in testing? My Dr does the A1c and the 1st test listed, as well as glucose testing in office in between.
    Last year I was just over the line to be pre-diabetic, my Dr just retested and now I'm just under. YEAH! Still working on getting it lower so I'm not so close to being pre-diabetic.
  • JENCORINNE
    Good article but why wasn't A1c listed in testing? My Dr does the A1c and the 1st test listed, as well as glucose testing in office in between.
    Last year I was just over the line to be pre-diabetic, my Dr just retested and now I'm just under. YEAH! Still working on getting it lower so I'm not so close to being pre-diabetic.
  • JENCORINNE
    Good article but why wasn't A1c listed in testing? My Dr does the A1c and the 1st test listed, as well as glucose testing in office in between.
    Last year I was just over the line to be pre-diabetic, my Dr just retested and now I'm just under. YEAH! Still working on getting it lower so I'm not so close to being pre-diabetic.
  • DSW280
    My last fasting glucose level test confirmed that I have pre-diabetes. I'm at the upper levels too, almost at diabetic level. Plus my father has diabetes, so it runs in the family. One symptom I have noticed is that if I do eat a lot of sugar at one time, say in a piece of birthday cake, I feel lightheaded. I'm glad though that instead of accepting my fate of diabetes, there is something I can do!
  • my sugar is spilling in urine test and they just did a blood test. my last fasting blood work came out at 112 i'm hoping this time its not any higher i liked this articale it was interesting thank you
  • MRSGARYC
    I m oing through this 'pre-diabetes' scenario again. I did this a couple of years ago and went so far as seeing an endocronolgist, but refused a diagnosis of diabetes as it stays with you forever regarding insurance. I have until Mid-May before my recheck to get teh numbers straightened out for an A1C and am checking sugar levels multiple times a day. Lots of encouragement needed. We'll get through this together along wth everything in life I guess.
  • This helped me understand finally the term "pre-diabetes" since both my parents have been told they are. Since there is a family history of late age diabetes on my mom's side I am ever vigilant on what goes in my mouth and ask each year for a test to be done by my doctor as preventative. Thanks SparkPeople for making information like this available to everyone to easily understand.
  • ANNNMARIE93
    Very interesting and shocking article. I do have to say that I have at least a half dozen friends who have never smoked, were always moderately active to very active individuals who loved skiing, golfing, swimming, riding their bikes, etc., have never been over weight, drink very little alcohol, and have relatively healthy eating habits, the exceptions being trying various restaurants on vacations or indulging in non-typical foods on cruises. Only one in the six has a diabetic in the family. This is very perplexing to me and peaked my interest in reading this article to see if there truly is anyway to avoid this very life changing disease. One of the mentioned friends has already had several amputations and is headed for dialysis soon, one has died very prematurely, four are trying to cope with the restrictions and complications of their conditions.
  • PEACHES19632
    I WAS JUST RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH PRE-DIABETIC , I WAS IN A WAY SHOCKED BY THIS SO I STARTED TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE IT GOT OUT OF CONTROL... MY MOTHER HAD IT AS WELL AT THE AGE I AM NOW SO I KINDA THOUGHT I MIGHT GET IT AS WELL...
  • I was just diagnosed as pre-diabetic. This is a good article.
  • LIVINGONMYTERMS
    The question in the quiz asked: Eating a diet high in sugar can cause type 2 diabetes, true or false? I selected true and the response was I am incorrect. I looked at the explanation and eating a diet high in sugar, fat etc...increases the risk but doesn't cause type 2 diabetes. So, I guess I wasn't totally off. Great question though.
  • I, too have just been diagnosed with pre-D and am changing eating habits and walking every day. I have 6 weeks to prove that I am losing weight and getting my numbers down. I am hoping that when I am retested, I will be closer to normal! I certainly did not expect to be here at this stage in my life.
  • Last week my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and said *lose weight* and "search the internet*. Not a big help, I need a new doctor.

    This article is the most informative thing I've found so far.
  • My boyfriend's father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last fall and apparently other members of his family have the disease as well. I am trying to learn all I can about it since it runs in his family...he tries to watch his sugar intake and keep physically active (he's a lightweight, so the sports are all for his health and not weight loss). The various articles by Becky Hand have been so helpful! Thank you!!
  • Oh, I got to mention, my lab work came back in July of 08 saying that all my numbers were normal!

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