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Prediabetes

Prediabetes Research and Treatment Methods: Prediabetes is defined as having an HbA1c between 5.7 and 6.4% or a fasting glucose between 100 and 126 mg/dl. According to the NDEP, approximately 86 million people in the US have prediabetes. These people are subject to many of the same risks as diabetes patients. Prediabetes typically progresses to diabetes if the patient’s lifestyle remains the same. Beta cell destruction occurs, and the patient’s ability to maintain glucose homeostasis is further compromised. For this reason and others, many professionals believe that prediabetes is mislabeled and should be considered diabetes. New tools, techniques and guidance can help you improve outcomes for your prediabetes patients.

John Anderson, MD, Q3: What is the ADA doing about prevention of diabetes and prediabetes?

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John Anderson, MD, talks about the efforts of the American Diabetes Association, and how they are using the successful experiences they have gained through landmark studies such as the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), applying this knowledge to new initiatives such as outreach into the community through the YMCA and other ...

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Obesity 2014, Part 5

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  In this week’s Homerun Slides, we continue our exploration of the current obesity crisis with a discussion of prediabetes, the conditions which can lead to prediabetes including genetic disposition, and the possibility of preventing the onset of diabetes by acting quickly…. 

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Sean Duffy, Omada Health, Q1: Why Focus on Prediabetes?

Sean Duffy, Omada Health, talks about why PreventNow is focused on prediabetes rather than diabetes. He explains that it was interesting to his team because of a broad¬†clinical consensus that there is a fantastic opportunity to intervene and make a huge difference in someone’s life. A national framework already exists ...

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