Prediabetes as a medical condition appears in a recent reference I was looking at. The Russians deliberately induced it in dogs in the early 1900s. Is it possible it now has a new name? Perhaps onset diabetes?
If so, does this have symptoms?
Nowadays the term prediabetes is most often applied to persons who are defined as having Type 1A or autoimmune diabetes on the basis of a positive antibody test and who are asymtomatic and have little or no glucose intolerance. Strictly speaking, though, it could be applied to any form of diabetes in the period before classical symptoms and signs develop. This would apply to some forms of Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young, mitochondrial diabetes and Type 1B diabetes. This group howver would mostly be difficult to detect at the prediabetic stage.
Original posting 28 Dec 1998
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
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