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What is Prediabetes?

Kids with grandfatherPrediabetes (also known as impaired fasting glucose) is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. If you have prediabetes, the cells in your body no longer respond normally to insulin. This causes your pancreas to make more insulin to try to get cells to respond. Eventually your pancreas can’t keep up, and your blood sugar rises-- resulting in prediabetes.1-3

It is estimated that 374 people globally have prediabetes, though a significant number of those impacted may be unaware of their condition. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, although this is not inevitable.1-4

The good news is that with prediabetes you can prevent or delay the progression to type 2 diabetes through improved eating habits, weight loss, between 5% to 10% of body weight is ideal, and getting regular physical activity – aiming for at least 150 minutes per week.1-4