Re: Why would i get pre-diabetes when i exercise everyday and am normal weight?
A couple of things.
I don't know about pre-diabetes, but with diabetes, they do require 2 tests to confirm a diagnosis. This is because you could have some kind of infection one day that is temporarily raising your glucose levels. Two years ago I went in and had a fasting level of 126. He also detected a urinary infection. So he called for a second test after the urinary infection had cleared up. At the time he told me he always confirms the diagnosis becuase something else can be the cause.
If it is pre-diabetes and eventaully diabetes, remember that there is a genetic factor and there is nothing you can do about that. Diabetes isn't just a thing for overweight people. Anybody can be pre-disposed to it. Lifestyle often just accelerates or unmasks the predisposition.
Don't sweat it just yet, confirm the diagnosis in a little while. There are many different flavors of the disease, don't assume you have the worst case scenario. You have just been advised to keep on eye on it.
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