What Is Prediabetes?

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Prediabetes is often referred to as borderline fast in blood sugars or borderline challenge to what we call the glucose tolerance test. Basically prediabetes is early stages of diabetes where pancreas is able to produce insulin but the insulin is not as effective in the body therefore blood sugars continue to rise.

Prediabetes also refers to borderline average blood sugars reflected by hemoglobin A1C. If you ask your physician to test you for hemoglobin A1C, he or she can tell you whether you are at increased risk of diabetes, which would also mean that you're pre-diabetic.