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General

Prediabetes

David Kinshuck

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is present when blood glucose levels are higher than normal blood glucose levels but have not reached diabetic levels. After a while, without preventative action, type 2 diabetes develops.  From

If you have prediabetes

A healthy lifestyle, as for diabetes, will help to prevent or delay diabetes. See.

 

Treatment

  1. losing weight if overweight
  2. 2 hours exercise a day if overweight
  3. at least 1 hours exercise a day if not overweight
  4. metformin
  5. a healthy diet
  6. see

 

Recent research

Treatment has been shown to be helpful, Lancet 2012.

 

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy can develop in pre-diabetes, occuring in 20%. It is related to the combination of prediabetes and a low grade inflammation Eye 2012. (RANTES)