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What does it mean to be prediabetic do I have diabetes or I can stop it. I THINK DOCTOR THINKS I can she said diet and exercise. Who knows.Thanks
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Pre-diabetes is when a person's blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not quite high enough to reach the levels of a diabetic range.
In the UK once your HBA1C blood  levels show a reading of 6.9 you are now a Type 2 diabetic.

Having pre-diabetes allows you, through changing your lifestyle by diet, exercise and losing weight (if you are overweight) to bring down the levels of glucose in your blood stream and avoid or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

As you have now been defined as being a pre-diabetic, you must have been insulin resistant.  Insulin resistance is the precursor to pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes and as weight increases, cells become more resistant to the insulin that the pancreas produces.

Ask your doctor to refer you to a diabetic dietician to help you understand about diet.  The types of foods to avoid  are those that are highly processed and have high quantities of sugar.  Be aware that low fat foods do not necessarily mean low sugar.  

It is still very important to have a healthy and well balanced diet and to choose the types of foods that slowly release energy in your body.  

For example, sugar foods will spike your blood sugars very quickly and then drop very quickly.  Wholemeal foods like porridge and those that contain fibre will release energy slowly.  

Do bear in mind that the more exercise you do, the more energy you will burn.
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Ok thanks
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diabetes means your body can not control your BG at a healthy level  70 to 140.  Pr diabetes means your body is having trouble doing it, its still working but will need help.

diet;  carbohydrates raise BG  ALL carbs even whole wheat will raise BG.
exercise;  helps your muscles to be better users of BG  

You can stop the progression to diabetes
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