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Is there medication you can take if you have prediabetes to prevent type 2 diabetes?

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If you're at high risk for type 2 diabetes, your doctor may recommend taking medication, in addition to a healthy lifestyle, to hold it off. One study showed that people most likely to get type 2 diabetes could lower their odds by 31%. They took the prescription diabetes drug metformin and made lifestyle and diet changes. You may want to work with a dietitian and a certified fitness trainer for help.

From: Can You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Diabetes Education Program: "Diabetes Prevention." National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetes Prevention Program." Fox, C. , June 27, 2006. Fenton, J. , January/February 2006.


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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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National Diabetes Education Program: "Diabetes Prevention." National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetes Prevention Program." Fox, C. , June 27, 2006. Fenton, J. , January/February 2006.


CirculationAnnals of Family Medicine

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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