Prediabetes

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What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with prediabetes

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with prediabetes

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metformin ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
prediabetes (51)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)

Data from patients with prediabetes, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with prediabetes

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Metformin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for prediabetes (19 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 8 more
Total evaluations
36
Tried for
prediabetes (51)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
cognitive impairment sedation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with prediabetes, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has prediabetes on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 33
30s 96
40s 169
50s 218
60s 226
70+ 86
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 33
30-39 years 47
40-49 years 56
50-59 years 48
60-69 years 15
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 209
Female 626

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 398
Not Diagnosed 34

These charts show data from prediabetes patients who have completed their condition history
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