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 for prediabetes

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

(Metformin ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
272
Tried for
prediabetes (41)

Data from patients with prediabetes, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (16 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea drowsiness 5 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
prediabetes (41)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with prediabetes, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has prediabetes on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 391 say prediabetes is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 32
30s 91
40s 167
50s 229
60s 244
70+ 101
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 15
20-29 years 34
30-39 years 47
40-49 years 58
50-59 years 48
60-69 years 15
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 220
Female 653

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 405
Not Diagnosed 34

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