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From the American Diabetes Association: “Prediabetes” is the term used for individuals with IFG and/or IGT and/or A1C 5.7–6.4% (39–47 mmol/mol). Prediabetes should not be viewed as a clinical entity in its own right but rather as an increased risk for diabetes (Table 2.3) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Prediabetes is associated with obesity (especially ...


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Metformin has effects on many body systems and its many effects are not completely understood, as explained in this 2019 review article discussing use of metformin to treat Type II diabetes mellitus. Foretz, M., Guigas, B. & Viollet, B. Understanding the glucoregulatory mechanisms of metformin in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nat Rev Endocrinol 15, 569–589 (...


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After massive searching I found a suitable fact sheet. Its primary focus is diabetes but it includes the basic information I need to get across about insulin resistance. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf Insulin resistance is explained succinctly, and well, on p. 9. Also, the difference between the terms "...


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First I should clarify this - prediabetic range can mean two things: impaired fasting glycemia (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Both of these two tell us that a person is at risk of developing diabetes mellitus type-2. IFG means that you have higher glucose in your blood while fasting ; IGT means that your organism cannot reduce the glucose levels ...


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