Prediabetes

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Prediabetes: a “useless label” or an important method of prevention?


Some would argue that prediabetes is a useless label, or even a cynical one. Others would argue that it is a helpful diagnostic tool, a largely successful way to encourage people at risk of type 2 diabetes to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Whichever view is correct, what’s indisputable is that prediabetes is one of the more controversial terms in healthcare today.

Type 2 diabetes is, in many cases, a preventable condition. Aside from those cases caused by genetics and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), type 2 diabetes is usually caused at least in part by an unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise. It makes sense, then, that we would attempt to stop type 2 diabetes developing…

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