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prediabetes

 [pre-di″ah-be´tēz]
a state of latent impairment of carbohydrate metabolism in which the criteria for diabetes mellitus are not all satisfied.

pre·di·a·be·tes

(pre'dī-ă-bē'tēz),
A state of potential diabetes mellitus, with normal glucose tolerance but with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, (for example, family history).

prediabetes

/pre·di·a·be·tes/ (pre-di″ah-bēt´ēz) a state of latent impairment of carbohydrate metabolism in which the criteria for diabetes mellitus are not all satisfied.

prediabetes

(prē′dī-ə-bē′tĭs, -tēz)
n.
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.

prediabetes

pre·di·a·be·tes

(prē'dī-ă-bē'tēz)
A state of potential diabetes mellitus, with normal glucose tolerance but with an increased risk of developing diabetes (e.g., family history).

prediabetes

A 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.

prediabetes

a state of latent impairment of carbohydrate metabolism in which the criteria for diabetes mellitus are not all satisfied.

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.

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Prediabetes increases the risk of progressing to diabetes and of developing heart disease.
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With the Ad Council, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Medical Association, CDC has developed public service announcements to encourage persons to take the prediabetes risk test (https://DoIHavePrediabetes.
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6 percent of adults with prediabetes were aware of their status.
But if you have prediabetes, try replacing some of your carbs (especially sweets) and saturated fat with foods high in mono- or polyunsaturated fats (like salad dressing and mayo).
People with prediabetes have increased risks to their long-term health, including developing type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
sup][1] Individuals with prediabetes develop diabetes at an average annual risk of about 5–10%.
Despite these conclusive data, the medical community has failed to wake up to the life-shortening impact of prediabetes.
We recommend the combined use of fasting and two-hour glucose levels, in addition to HbA1C, for the diagnosis of childhood prediabetes and diabetes," says first author Hyo-Kyoung Nam, MD, PhD.
As a result of this research, the glycemic criteria for prediabetes were expanded to include a decreased level for fasting glucose, among other changes.
But this is the first time it has been shown to reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes.