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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with prediabetes

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

(Glucophage)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
prediabetes (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Glucophage)
Perceived effectiveness
for prediabetes (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Bowel problems 5 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
prediabetes (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Daytime sleepiness 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (7) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Cutting (self injury) 8 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Dry eyes 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsy in a.m. Weight gain
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5) Anxious mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Allergic reaction Dizziness and feeling faint 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Emotional numbness or flatness 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (5)
  • 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 0
20s 34
30s 79
40s 136
50s 189
60s 143
70+ 43
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 12
20-29 years 26
30-39 years 40
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 39
60-69 years 11
70+ years 3

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 332
Not Diagnosed 30

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