"My doctor has told me I have pre-diabetes for the past 25 years. My A1c is 6.6% and I've been on Metformin twice a day". OK?, I think to myself. An abnormally high 3-month blood sugar average (A1c) plus she's on 2 doses of medication - but still the "D" word won't be admitted, only the "PD" word.
New day, new patient. Fasting glucose is 124 mg/dL. Triglycerides are 560, HDLs 28. Patient is 50 pounds overweight. Does she or doesn't she? Is it or isn't it? The difference between having NO diabetes, pre-diabetes and diabetes can be so minor, a fine-line.
According to the American Diabetes Association, 54 million people living in the U.S. have pre-diabetes.1 Pre-diabetes is a condition where your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be categorized as diabetes. Having pre-diabetes is serious because it can damage other parts of the body, such as the heart and circulatory […]