Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is an early mild form of Type 2 Diabetes, where the blood has higher levels of glucose than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered to be diabetes. Pre-diabetes has the proper medical name of Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT). It is quite common with estimates ...

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Introduction: Pre-Diabetes

A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems, including heart disease ...1

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Symptoms of Pre-Diabetes

People with prediabetes usually have no symptoms, yet they’re at risk for eventually developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)2 ...

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Complications of Pre-Diabetes

Many people with prediabetes develop type 2 diabetes within the next 10 years. People with prediabetes also have a 50% higher risk of having a heart attack and stroke than those who have normal blood glucose levels. ...Source: NIH News ...3

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Causes of Pre-Diabetes

Overweight and obesity, insufficient physical activity, high blood pressure and abnormal blood lipids can contribute to the development of impaired glucose regulation. ...Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare4 ...

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Causes List for Pre-Diabetes

Some possible causes of Pre-Diabetes or similar disorders may include:5

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Diagnosis of Pre-Diabetes

Could you have prediabetes? Take the quiz and find out if you are at risk. Click on the prediabetes test widget on the right hand side of this page and answer the seven questions to get your prediabetes score. Source ...6

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Risk Factors for Pre-Diabetes

Are You at Risk for Diabetes and Prediabetes? If you are 45 or older, especially if you’re overweight, talk to your health care provider about testing for diabetes and prediabetes. If you’re under 45, ask about your risk ...7

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Misdiagnosis: Pre-Diabetes

Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes: The main issues with misdiagnosis of Pre-diabetes is that it remains undiagnosed in many people. Early symptoms are mild or non-existent and most people simply don’t see a doctor about anything related to diabetes ...

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Treatments: Pre-Diabetes

Knowing whether you have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes is an important step. If you have pre-diabetes, you may be able to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by cutting calories and increasing your physical activity to lose ...8

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Research for Pre-Diabetes

Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP—Part 3 of 4) Type 2 Diabetes The NIH, pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit organizations have together created the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) to develop new models for identifying and validating promising biological targets for new diagnostics ...9

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Genetics

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Names and Terminology

Other names for prediabetes include impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. Some people call prediabetes “borderline diabetes.” ...Source: NIDDK (NIH)10 ...

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References

  1. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ diabetes/ basics/ prediabetes.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ nov2014/ feature1
  3. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2005/ November2005/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
  4. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ behaviours-risk-factors/ biomedical-risk-factors/ about
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ diabetes/ basics/ prediabetes.html
  7. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2005/ November2005/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  8. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2006/ July/ docs/ 01features_02.htm
  9. Source: MedLinePlus Magazine (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ magazine/ issues/ fall14/ articles/ fall14pg17.html
  10. Source: NIDDK (NIH): niddk.nih.gov/ health-information/ diabetes/ overview/ preventing-type-2-diabetes

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