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
62
Tried for
prediabetes (62)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (2)
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)

(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 (20 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 7 more
Total evaluations
38
Tried for
prediabetes (62)
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 (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in morning
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (4) anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
difficulty falling asleep
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
2
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 0
20s 35
30s 97
40s 147
50s 226
60s 187
70+ 70
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 30
30-39 years 45
40-49 years 52
50-59 years 44
60-69 years 14
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 187
Female 580

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 377
Not Diagnosed 32

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