Prediabetes, also known as "impaired glucose tolerance" or “impaired fasting glucose,” is a health condition with no symptoms.
What Is Prediabetes?
More and more, doctors are recognizing the importance of diagnosing prediabetes as treatment of the condition may prevent more serious health problems.
Insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome describes a combination of health problems that have a common link -- an increased risk of diabetes and early heart disease.
People with prediabetes have glucose levels that are higher than normal but not high enough yet to indicate diabetes. The condition used to be called borderline diabetes.
Find out what tests are used in diagnosing prediabetes.
The risk factors for prediabetes are similar to those for type 2 diabetes. Most people who get type 2 diabetes had prediabetes first.
Your treatment for prediabetes will focus on losing weight, eating right, and getting active.
Even if you have risk factors for prediabetes, you can still take steps to prevent the disease.