I just found out I'm pre-diabetic; is there a such thing? I do know I'm always tired, using the restroom at night, and I'm always thirsty and hungry. If so, what do you do for energy? I'm always tired. I'm afraid I can't control it. Please suggest some things to eat. I'm not taking insulin right now, but I have to reverse this illness because I dont know what to do.

Patty Bonsignore


Pre-diabetes is diagnosed with any one of the following blood tests: an A1C test; a fasting blood glucose level; or a 2-hour glucose tolerance test. If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, it means that your body is not responding to glucose the way it should and your blood glucose levels are slightly elevated. Any one of the following results are diagnostic for pre-diabetes: an A1C of between 5.7% and 6.4%; a fasting blood glucose of 100 -125; or a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test of 140-199. Increased urination and thirst usually are symptoms that occur when your blood glucose level is over 180. These are symptoms of diabetes, not pre-diabetes. There are no symptoms associated with pre-diabetes. You could have increased urination, thirst and fatigue for other reasons or you may actually have diabetes. If you have questions about your symptoms it would be best to talk to your primary care doctor. He or she will also be able to refer you to a a nutritionist who specializes in pre-diabetes and/or diabetes.

November 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

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JSJB 2012-11-30 16:43:10 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed pre-diabetic a year ago. I was told that your sugar levels were not high but in the area of becomming high which means you are diabetic. Exercise and Diet keep my levels in the 100 to 120 range and at times below 100. See a doctor and get a blood test.