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Can my doctor predict whether or not I will develop type 2 diabetes?

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Often, doctors are able to predict the likelihood you might develop type 2 diabetes before it occurs because you first develop prediabetes. This condition occurs when a person's blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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