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a state of latent impairment of carbohydrate metabolism in which the criteria for diabetes mellitus are not all satisfied.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A state of potential diabetes mellitus, with normal glucose tolerance but with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, (for example, family history).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A latent condition preceding the development of diabetes mellitus, often marked by impaired glucose metabolism without clinical confirmation of the presence of the disease.
pre·di′a·bet′ic (-bĕt′ĭk) adj. & n.
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A state of potential diabetes mellitus, with normal glucose tolerance but with an increased risk of developing diabetes (e.g., family history).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
prediabetesA syndrome in severely obese children featuring impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, fat accumulation within muscle cells and in the abdomen, and a high risk of diabetic complications from Type II diabetes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Patient discussion about prediabetes
Q. I have pre-diabetes, and am checking my glucose daily in the morning. I vary between 100 and 123. Normal
A. Sidney, this is the perfect time to start loosing weight. i'm guessing that this is the reason that your glucose levels are high. your Pancreas cells are doing a big effort in order to excrete insulin. i bet they started dying one by one because of that effort. loosing weight will save your Pancreas and you from insulin shots for the rest of your life.More discussions about prediabetes
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