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Insulin resistant, pre-diabetic or diabetic?

I have had my fasting blood sugar tested recently and my doctor told me it was too high at 12. He has prescribed Type 2 diabetes medication (pills.

How does one tell or distinguish if one is:
1.       Insulin resistant
2.       Pre-diabetic
3.       Diabetic


Note from the Editor:

I’m not a doctor, Stefan, but as I understand it insulin resistance is a symptom of Type 2 diabetes, when the body doesn’t process insulin correctly, resulting in high blood sugar.

Pre-diabetes is before you are technically diabetic, but when you are at high risk for it.

Diabetes can be either Type 1 or Type 2. If your doctor is prescribing Type 2 diabetes medication then it would be Type 2 – didn’t he give you any information about it?

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