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Writer Riva Greenberg has posed an interesting question about prediabetes: Are we disempowering people by telling them they have "prediabetes" instead of calling it an early stage of type 2 diabetes?

Absolutely! I think too many people with prediabetes aren't realizing they actually HAVE diabetes.
No. I don't think it disempowers people — as long as they get all of the available facts about what it means to have prediabetes.
No. I think some people with prediabetes understand the implications, but aren't moved to change.
I think it empowers people by giving them a chance to take control of their health.
I think prediabetes isn't taken seriously enough, but calling it something else isn't the answer.
If someone had explained it differently to me, I certainly would have done things differently!
Tough question. Not sure.
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