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  1. Prediabetes - Symptoms

    Prediabetes is most often a silent condition with no symptoms. However, certain risk factors, such as obesity or lack of exercise, may put you at a higher risk of developing prediabetes. If you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes-which are similar to the risk factors for type 2 diabetes-ask your health professional whether you should be tested. ...

  2. Prediabetes - Medications

    Most people with prediabetes get better results by making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise, than with diabetes medication.5However, a health professional may prescribe a biguanide, usually metformin (Glucophage), because it can reduce insulin resistance-especially in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. In some cases a health ...

  3. Prediabetes - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Using a plate format for people with diabetes ...

  4. Prediabetes - Cause

    Prediabetes occurs when the body does not respond properly to the hormone insulin and therefore cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels within a normal range. Blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes. The food you eat turns into blood glucose, or sugar. The bloodstream transports glucose to all the cells in your body to be used for energy. Normally, the pancreas ...

  5. Stress and Diabetes - Topic Overview

    When you have diabetes,stress can cause your blood glucose levels to change rapidly and unexpectedly. Stress can affect your body's blood glucose levels in two ways. It changes the way your body handles insulin. It can cause you to change the way you take care of yourself. Stress can be mental or physical. Each type of stress causes a similar chemical reaction in your body. For some ...

  6. Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes

    Drug details for Sulfonylureas for type 2 diabetes.

  7. Diabetic Neuropathy - Topic Overview

    Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder commonly caused by diabetes.

  8. Quick Tips: Diabetes and Shift Work - Get Started

    Managing diabetes is all about setting a healthy routine of medicine,eating,exercise,and sleep. But when you work night shifts or have changing work shifts,it can seem like there’s nothing at all routine about your life. It’s definitely more of a chore to manage diabetes under such conditions,but it can be done. These tips may help. Get organized Talk to your doctor,diabetes ...

  9. Criteria for Diagnosing Diabetes - Topic Overview

    To be diagnosed with diabetes, you must meet one of the following criteria:1Have symptoms of diabetes (increased thirst, increased urination, and unexplained weight loss) and a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). The blood sugar test is done at any time, without regard for when you last ate (random plasma glucose test or random blood sugar test).Have a fasting blood sugar level that is equal to or greater than 126 mg/dL. A fasting blood sugar test (fasting plasma glucose) is done after not eating or drinking anything but water for 8 hours.Have a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) result that is equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL. An OGTT is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Have a hemoglobin A1c that is 6.5% or higher.The diagnosis of diabetes needs to be confirmed by repeating the same blood sugar test or doing a different test on another day. If the results of your fasting

  10. Diabetic Nephropathy - Health Tools

    Use these diabetic nephropathy health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

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