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What can happen if prediabetes is left untreated?

If left untreated, 15 to 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. Individuals with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease and other health complications of type 2 diabetes.

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