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What is pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is when your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it makes as effectively. As a result, your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered clearly diabetic.

Note: a person has pre-diabetes when their blood sugar is borderline high, and may have other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as being obese or having a family history of diabetes. This group represents a gray area where some but not all of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes are met. Many of these individuals will go on to develop type 2 diabetes in the future.

Pre-diabetes affects 79 million people in the United States.

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