I’ve come across a number of opinions on the net about whether prediabetes exists and felt compelled to write about it.
After having done a bit of research, I came to the conclusion that it does in fact exist. Confirmed by ADA, WebMD along with the other respectable sites.
American Diabetes Association states that there is such thing as prediabetes. Currently there is no stage 1; I wonder who made it up.
Prediabetes means that you have a high risk for developing a full-blown diabetes, so you better do the right things such as watching your carbs, exercising, drinking water etc. There are specific test values to confirm it.
Prediabetes is diagnosed when A1C is between 5.7% and 6.4%. My A1C numbers were always below 6.4%. A1C test measures the average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months. There are a few other tests that have prediabetes values…
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