How concerned should you be about a diagnosis of “pre-diabetes?”

How concerned should you be about a diagnosis of “pre-diabetes?”  Research estimated the likelihood of older adults converting from prediabetes to diabetes over a 6 ½ year study…. as very low.  More than 90% of older adults will NOT progress to diabetes.  They routinely stayed at the same hemoglobin A1c level or it even normalized.  In fact, if you are in your mid-70s without a diagnosis of diabetes, the chance that you will convert is low. 

Certainly, cleaning up your diet (stop drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and eating fried foods) and exercising regularly are good for everyone… at every age. 


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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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