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What is prediabetes?
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Sebastian White, NP answered:
Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have a blood glucose level or a hemoglobin A1c level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. However, people with prediabetes have the highest risk of developing diabetes.

Fortunately, people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent through weight loss and increased physical activity. If no action is taken, 25 percent of people with prediabetes will develop diabetes within three to five years.

The majority of individuals with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) go on to develop diabetes within about 10 years, unless they lose weight through moderate changes in diet and physical activity. Over the course of their lifetime, as many as 83 percent of these individuals will develop diabetes.
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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT MY FAMILY AND I BE SCREENED FOR DIABETES?
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Michael Vlases, MD, FACP
MICHAEL VLASES, MD, FACP ANSWERED:
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects nearly 11% of the U.S. adult population, with another 20% at increased risk for developing the disease. Diabetes is a state in which the body loses its ability to control blood sugar, the main source of fuel that travels through the blood to all vital organs. The hormone insulin normally controls blood sugar levels very strictly, but as diabetes develops, the body loses its sensitivity to insulin and its ability to increase insulin production when needed. High blood sugar slowly...
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WHAT IS PREDIABETES?
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Sebastian White, NP
SEBASTIAN WHITE, NP ANSWERED:
Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have a blood glucose level or a hemoglobin A1c level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. However, people with prediabetes have the highest risk of developing diabetes. Fortunately, people with prediabetes can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent through weight loss and increased physical activity. If no action is taken, 25 percent of people with prediabetes will develop diabetes within three to five years. The majority of individuals with impaired...
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WHAT TYPES OF SCREENINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DIAGNOSING DIABETES?
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Sebastian White, NP
SEBASTIAN WHITE, NP ANSWERED:

Diabetes mellitus is a diseaseresulting in high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood stream. These highlevels of glucose are caused by the body’s inability to produce or properly useinsulin. There are three screening tests for diabetes in non-pregnant persons:the fasting blood glucose test, the hemoglobin A1c test and the oral glucosetolerance test.

The fasting blood glucose test isroutinely done as part of annual lab work with your primary care provider. Theblood sample is taken after no calorie intake for minimum of

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I WAS REFERRED BY DR BENDA IN THE BOZEMAN CLINIC. AFTER A CONSULTATION, I HAVE A QUESTION. IS CORN STARCH SAFE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES TO USE...
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SEBASTIAN WHITE, NP ANSWERED:
Most foods, in moderation, are healthy for a person with pre-diabetes or diabetes. One tablespoon of corn starch contains 8 grams carbohydrate, this is equivalent to the carbohydrate in 1/2 slice of bread. Since 1-2 tablespoons of corn starch is generally added as a thickener for more than 3-4 servings of a food, it would provide 2-4 grams carbohydrate. Foods providing under 5 grams carbohydrate are generally considered a free food. There are websites where a person can enter all ingredients to...
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