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.

How do members experience prediabetes?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with prediabetes*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for prediabetes*

*Data from patients with prediabetes, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with prediabetes*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Metformin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for prediabetes (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
prediabetes (21)

*Data from patients with prediabetes, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has prediabetes on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 26
30s 103
40s 178
50s 261
60s 309
70+ 200

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 275
Female 800