Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

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  • Do You Know the Dangers?
  • What Is Prediabetes?
  • African-Americans and Prediabetes/Diabetes
  • What Are the Symptoms and Signs?
  • What Causes Prediabetes?
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • How Can I Be Tested for It?
  • Prepping for Your Test
  • Does Prediabetes Automatically Turn Into Type 2 Diabetes?

What Is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a precursor to Type 2 diabetes, which means that your body is having issues breaking down the sugars in your blood. But because it’s in the early stages, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes yet, says the American Diabetes Association

 

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