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What Is Prediabetes?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

My doctor told me I have prediabetes, but what does that really mean?


Prediabetes is diagnosed when your glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough to diagnose diabetes. It is often found incidentally during a yearly physical when blood work is drawn.


Results indicating prediabetes are:

HbA1c of 5.7% - 6.4%Fasting blood glucose of 100 - 125 mg/dl


If you have prediabetes, there are no clear symptoms that you would experience. Although you may not feel the effects of having higher than normal glucose levels, this must be addressed to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can be reversed if proper life style changes are implemented such as a healthy diet, daily exercise, and weight loss.


Excessive amounts of sweet treats can increase your blood sugar and increase your risk of diabetes.

Call HealthFirst today to schedule your yearly physical so we can screen you for prediabetes.


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