Prediabetes

Understanding prediabetes and how might it affect you

With prediabetes, early detection may be key. Like the name implies, prediabetes may heighten the chance of developing diabetes — but only if your lifestyle remains unchanged.1 The “if” may be significant. If you have risk factors and do nothing different,2 prediabetes may become type 2 diabetes3 (and potentially raise your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke,4 too). It’s important to talk with your doctor about possible warning signs of prediabetes and how to make healthy lifestyle changes.5

Frequently asked questions about prediabetes

Footnotes

  1. Prediabetes www.mayoclinic.com, 2020.
  2. Prediabetes - Your Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes www.cdc.gov, 2020.
  3. Prediabetes Resources www.diabeteseducator.org, 2021.
  4. Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke www.niddk.nih.gov, 2017.
  5. The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes www.cdc.gov, 2020.
  6. Early Symptoms of Diabetes www.jdrf.org, 2021.
  7. Type 2 Diabetes: What Is It? kidshealth.org, 2018.
  8. Poor Nutrition www.cdc.gov, 2021.
  9. Learn the Genetics of Diabetes diabetes.org, 2021.
  10. The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes www.cdc.org, 2020.
  11. The Big Picture: Checking Your Blood Glucose www.diabetes.org, 2021.
  12. Hypoglycemia (Low Blood sugar) www.diabetes.org, 2021.
  13. Hyperglycemia in diabetes www.mayoclinic.org, 2020.
  14. Prediabetes - Your Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes www.mayoclinic.org, 2020.
  15. Insulin Resistance & Prediabetes www.niddk.nih.gov, 2018.
  16. Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk www.nhlni.nih.gov, 2021.
  17. Diabetes– Diagnosis and treatment www.mayoclinic.org, 2020.
  18. A1C test www.mayoclinic.org, 2018.
  19. Diagnosis www.diabetes.org, 2021.
  20. Diabetes Symptoms, Causes & Treatment www.diabetes.org, 2021.
  21. Prediabetes www.diabetes.org, 2021.
  22. Association of Self-Reported Sleep and Circadian Measures With Glycemia in Adults With Prediabetes or Recently Diagnosed Untreated Type 2 Diabetes care.diabetesjournals.org, 2019.
  23. Preventing Type 2 Diabetes www.niddk.nih.gov, 2016.
  24. Water and Healthier Drinks www.cdc.gov, 2021.
  25. Nutrition and healthy eating www.mayoclinic.org, 2020.
  26. What is ultra-processed food and how can you eat less of it? www.heartandstroke.ca, 2021.
  27. Healthy Eating www.nutrition.gov, 2021.
  28. Low-Calorie, Lower Fat Alternative Foods www.nhlbi.nih.gov, 2021.
  29. Weight loss: Gain control of emotional eating www.mayoclinic.org, 2020.
  30. Relaxation techniques: Breath control helps quell errant stress response www.health.harvard.edu, 2015.