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What is Pre-Diabetes?

posted in Pre-Diabetes
Friday, June 22 2012, 11:58 AM
I am a little confused what is pre-diabetes? My blood sugar is high, do I have this disease?

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Monday, September 10 2012, 01:00 PM - #permalink
It has always been my understanding that pre-diabetes is signs of diabetes but on a lower-level of severity, typically consisting of blood sugar levels over 100, but not in the range of a true diabetic. There are many who question this, but it is a fact in studies, that those diagnosed with numbers under the "pre-diabetes" definition are likely to be full-blown diabetics in less than 10 years. It also has been proven that this is easier to reverse than diabetes if diagnosed early enough. Unfortunately, there is no money in fixed people or in the changes needed to correct this condition.. therefore it is not popular among those who can profit off of thousands of Americans living in a diabetic state. My two cents.
  • Shane R
    more than a month ago
    Great answer, thank you!
  • Bill Jackson
    more than a month ago
    I found that there are a lot more diabetics popping up and at younger ages these days. There has to be something to this relating to food and what not. When I was younger, it was an adult only disease unless you have Type 1 diabetes. Considering there is progression into a lot of diseases due to whatever the culprit and many times ways to reverse this, it only makes sense to label the 'pre' conditions. This is more important than labeling the actual disease if we are going to stop the epidemic.
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    Friday, September 14 2012, 02:16 PM - #permalink
    I believe I am somewhere in between being a diabetic and pre-diabetes. It ilooks to be a broad disease that has many types, but professionals try to limit the number of labels on it.
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    Friday, June 22 2012, 03:33 PM - #permalink
    I am curious to know the answer to this also... What really is considered "pre-diabetes"? I wonder how many people out there have "pre-diabetes"?
    • Richard Banner
      more than a month ago
      As to "how many people out there have 'pre-diabetes'? ". I would have to say the numbers are higher if not as high as diabetics, but this is just speculation. I am sure this is just as much an epidemic as other diabetes complications, due to the inadequate foods that are being subsidized, then pumped into our food as fillers.
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