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I am 35 and was diagnosed as prediabetic a few years ago with a hbA1C of 5.9. At the time I had a poor diet and at 5'9" weighed 190lbs. In the last year, I have lost weight and have been in the 178-180 range consistently. In addition, while I have not had my A1C checked since (I know this is a mistake), I recently went for a lipid panel and my numbers came back better than ever:

Wt: 180
Total Cho: 176
HDL: 50
LDL: 105
Triglycerides: 103
Non-Fasting Glucose: 103 (I did not fast the day of my bloodwork)

While I know the only answer I can really receive is "get your A1C checked", I am curious to know what the likelihood of someone in their mid 30s with prediabetes progressing to diabetes is. I know I'm at higher risk, but if 1/3 of the adult population has prediabetes now, how concerned/worried should I be at my age with my numbers? Thank you.

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replied July 27th, 2017
General Q and A Answer A61825
if you have maintained a proper diet and good lifestyle, the risk of progression to full blown diabetes would be lower.

As long as your fasting sugar levels and HBA1C are within the normal range, you should have nothing to worry about.

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