Prediabetes is otherwise known as impaired glucose tolerance. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose is higher than normal in the body. If this symptom continues, it results in diabetes. Insulin is not produced properly in this condition. Lifestyle changes can help to prevent the transformation of prediabetes to diabetes.

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I am a 34-year-old female with an HbA1c level of 6.2%. Can this be prediabetes?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a healthy 34-year-old female. I recently got my HbA1c levels tested, and it was 6.2 %. I read that my readings indicate prediabetes. Can you help me understand what prediabetes is and the measures I need to take to overcome it and not have complications later?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This falls in the category of prediabetes. You did a good job by checking HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) levels. No medicine is required at this level. I suggest you adopt the following measures: 1. Exercise. 2. Weight redu...  Read Full »

I am pre-diabetic and have a fatty liver. Could you suggest me a weight loss diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5 feet 7 inches tall, and my weight is 99 Kg. What should be the ideal weight? I have fatty liver, pre-diabetes or minor diabetes. My uric acid level is high. Can you please suggest a diet for weight loss? I have taken Metformin and Crestor tablets for the last six months, but no wei...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Firstly, your BMI (body mass index) should be less than 24, preferably less than 22.5. More chicken will not help you lose weight. Your problems like impaired blood sugar levels, fatty liver, dyslipidemia, and raised uric acid are likely rela...  Read Full »

I am facing erectile dysfunction for a year. How to get treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 5.9 feet and weight is 198 lbs. I do not have the habit of smoking, but I drink. Please go through my blood reports. I have been facing erectile dysfunction for the last one year. I have tried Megalis (Tadalafil) and Manforce (Sildenafil citrate). When I...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your testosterone level of 132 ng/dL is suggestive of hypogonadism (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) of 6.2% is suggestive of prediabetes. Have you had diabetes ever? Have you taken any medications for diabetes? Diabet...  Read Full »

Why am I losing weight and always feel hungry?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 63 years old. My height is 6 feet, and I weigh 165 lbs. Overall I have maintained good health with stable CAD, chronic sinusitis and very fit. My recent stress echo shows excellent exercise tolerance and no blood flow blockage in coronary arteries. I have been taking these medications...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity) my opinion is as follows: Based on your reports, there is no abnormality. No signs of any lymphoma or leukemia. Weight loss of 4 lbs over three months is normal. Dehydration can ...  Read Full »

I recently observed an increase in my sugar levels after meals, despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not suffer from diabetes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. But my parents suffer from diabetes. So, to be on the safer side, I keep checking my sugar levels. However, recently I observed a sudden increase in my sugar levels after eating meals. Is this the beginning of insulin resi...  Read Full »

Dr. Santhanakumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It may be due to impaired glucose tolerance. It means your blood glucose is high but not enough to cause diabetes. It may be seen in patients with a family history of diabetes. So, I suggest you do the investigatio...  Read Full »

What are prediabetic, diabetic, and IGT?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend advised me to check my glucose on her glucometer. The results were as follows after eating a meal with the following nutrition specs: Carbohydrates 98 g, fiber 21 g, protein 28 g, fat: 27 g, saturated fat: 4.5 g, calories: 720. Blood sugar after 1 hour 113, after 2 hours 131 an...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Why are you worried that you have diabetes?Do you have polyuria that is increased frequency or volume of urination or any positive family history or numbness of the feet?Whatever the cause might be with the values you have sent I can assure you that you are not even predi...  Read Full »

Why do I have symptoms like mood swings, elevating fasting blood sugars, and stress?

Query: Hello doctor, I have elevated fasting glucose. My HbA1c was 5.6 % last year. I have not been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic. My fasting blood sugar is between 130 to 150 mg/dL after a recent COVID-19 infection and sinus infection. However, before the infection, my levels were 115 to 119 mg/d...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you get HbA1c, vitamin D, and lipid profile done. I would like to know if you have attained menopause, as it can also be the reason for these symptoms. It appears that you must be going through either menopause or diabetes. We ne...  Read Full »

Why is my urine output low except when I exercise or do abdominal massage?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I have some problems with urination. It got started before a day. I have low urine output. I have only a small amount of urine passage every time after urination. But after doing exercise or some abdominal massage, I have more urine output. I have attached my repor...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your reports are normal except for isolated ketonuria. I suggest you repeat your urine test for ketones. Usually, ketonuria occurs due to uncontrolled diabetes, starvation, prolonged vomiting and diarrhea, glycogen storage disease, severe sustained exercise, dietary imb...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the prognosis of CKD.

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is 35 years old. She is obese, exercises regularly and tries to watch her diet. In spite of these, she is prediabetic. Her fasting blood glucose is typically around 105 mg/dL. Her A1C is normally in the range of 5.7% to 6%. She takes Metformin to manage the prediabetes. Her...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi. Welcome to We are here to help you. Considering her prediabetes a cause of her proteinuria, yes, she would be categorized in stage 1 CKD (chronic kidney disease). However, that is very unlikely that such a prediabetes at this age is going to cause proteinuria. Yes, this is not g...  Read Full »

Do I have prediabetes if my lab results show high glucose and cholesterol levels?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a lot of stress in my life. I have lab test reports that are not normal such as high glucose, cholesterol, low urea nitrogen, etc. I have attached documentation to you to see what I am trying to say. I am currently pregnant, and my due is in the next seven months. May you recommend ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your labs, your fasting sugar is high, but the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test, the predictor of the average sugar over the last three months, is normal. I suggest you start a diabetic diet that limits your sugar intake and have food with a low glycemic index,...  Read Full »

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