How do you define "pre-diabetes"?

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  1. TheLifeExperiment profile image57
    TheLifeExperimentposted 6 years ago

    How do you define "pre-diabetes"?

  2. GarnetBird profile image76
    GarnetBirdposted 6 years ago

    sometimes insulin resistance may develop--including very low blood sugar dips (Hypoglycemia). I was like this for years, then type 2 developed a few years ago.  It runs in my family. I had been using sugar substitutes for over 20 years and still my diabetes popped up at exactly the same age as it did for my Father (he lived to be 94)

  3. TDAPharm profile image81
    TDAPharmposted 6 years ago

    The American Diabetes Association defines pre-diabetes as a fasting plasma glucose level from 5.6 mmol/L (100 mg/dL) to 6.9 mmol/L (125 mg/dL. What this means is that the range of the glucose levels is slightly higher than normal, but not exactly meeting a diabetic diagnosis. The causes of this are multi-factorial. It could be genetic, or it could be metabolic syndrome. What matters for the pre-diabetic or any diabetic is taking steps to minimize progression to diabetes and preventing any long term complications.

  4. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image57
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    "Pre-diabetes" is a term used to describe abnormally high blood glucose (sugar) levels that do not meet the ADA (American Diabetes Association) definition of "diabetes." To determine whether you have pre-diabetes, your physician should check your hemoglobin A1c level, the amount of glucose that is carried on average on your red blood cells over a period of time, your fasting blood sugar level (blood sugar checked before eating in the morning), and your glucose tolerance (how your body responds with insulin to the ingestion of sugar, measured by blood sampling at intervals). A HbA1c level of

  5. JustForHearts profile image56
    JustForHeartsposted 6 years ago

    Hi..Good question!
    People with Impaired Fasting Glucose(IFG) and Impaired Glucose Tolerance(IGT) are described to have pre diabetes by ADA,2007(American Diabetes Association).
    IFG: fasting100-125mg/dl, 2 hr postprandial

 
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