If you have prediabetes it is important to have your eyes checked regularly.

Diabetic Retinopathy Occurs in Pre-Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy has been found in nearly 8 percent of pre-diabetic participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), according to a report presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 65th Annual Scientific Sessions. Diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss, was also seen in 12 percent of participants with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetes during the DPP. No other long-term study has evaluated retinopathy in a population so carefully examined for the presence or development of type 2 diabetes.

How is Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed?

A patient with two fasting plasma glucose levels of 126 mg per dL (7.0 mmol per L) or greater is considered to have diabetes mellitus. Although high fasting blood glucose (blood sugars) can be an indication of type 1 diabetes (which develops over days or weeks instead of years) most patients will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA). Tests include…

Prediabetes Medical Health Information

Disorders Associated with Pre-Diabetes

Other conditions may cause, be exacerbated, or result from insulin resistance.  It is important for your doctor to take a complete medical history for you, and for family members as some disorders can be hereditary in nature.  Be sure to tell your doctor if any family members have autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, or other serious health problems like cancer, heart disease, or high blood pressure or cholesterol…