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Can knowin the root cause of your pre-d problem help you in treating the problem
I am 70 weigh 185 and 5-10. Have had pre-d for over 10 years with a1c range 0f 5.7 to 6.0

My doctor doesnt seem very concerned only advising low carbs, exercise and losing a few lbs.

As I have been studying the subject lately I have read that the condition may be caused by  pancreas isn’t producing enough insulin, or I might be insulin resistant.   Are there tests that could be done to actually identfy the cause, and that may help to help better  my problem.

Thanks for any insight
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How would your treatment change if you knew the cause?

It would still be low carb exercise and loose weight in ether case.

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Hello,

Given your age and the fact that this hasn't progressed for 10 years likely means that you are type 2 and maintained on diet and exercise.  For type 2 the root cause is typically insulin resistance.    If you are type 2 a drug like metformin / Glucophage, an insulin sensitizer may be useful.


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