Major symptoms of pre-diabetes
There is no way to detect this condition. Unfortunately, these conditions are detected in routine blood tests when the patient is asymptomatic. It is a silent condition that is only recognised in blood tests.
Major diagnosis of pre-diabetes
According to the definition of chemical diagnosis of diabetes, to diagnose diabetes chemically, fasting blood glucose should be more than 126mg%, post meal should be more than 200mg%as formerly thought. But now, any person who has fasting blood glucose more than 100mg%is advised to check his post meal blood glucose, if it is more than 140mg %but less than 200mg%, the person is considered to have IGT and treated almost like a confirmed case of diabetes. Pre-diabetics have the same chances of developing vascular disease like a diabetic or in future can develop full blown diabetes. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and disappears after the pregnancy. The criteria of normal blood sugar in a pregnant woman is more stringent, fasting blood glucose less than 90mg% and post meal glucose needs to be less than 120mg%. If there is any deviation from these values, a pregnant woman is also considered to have GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus) which is also a forerunner of diabetes in the later years if the patients don’t watch their diet and weight. PCOD is very common now and is also considered a disorder of insulin resistance and needs prompt treatment to prevent further complications. Here are 8 facts about diabetes you didn’t know.
Treating pre-diabetes with self-management of lifestyle measures
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