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Could You Be Prediabetic?

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Could You Be Prediabetic?
Could You Be Prediabetic?
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Dr. Tracey McLaughlin explains that prediabetes is often a silent disease and recalls symptoms associated with patients who have diabetes.

Dr. McLaughlin:
The symptoms for gestation, or any diabetes, are frequent urination, thirst, hunger, and weight loss.

Prediabetes may not be associated with any symptoms. Your blood sugar needs to be above 180 mg/dL in order to induce the frequent urination, which in turn, leads to the thirst. So, if your fasting blood sugar is in the prediabetic range, your post-meal sugars could get up to the level of 180 and cause the symptoms, but not always. It's often silent.

About Dr. Tracey McLaughlin, M.D., M.S.:
Dr. Tracey McLaughlin is an assistant professor at Stanford University’s department of medicine and is in the division of endocrinology and metabolism conducting clinical research and practicing medicine. Dr. McLaughlin conducts a number of clinical research studies related to obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

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