About Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a warning that you could be on the way to getting diabetes. It’s when your blood sugar is higher than normal but has not yet gotten to the level of Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can turn into diabetes if you don’t make changes to your lifestyle, such as eating healthy meals, losing weight and moving more.

Prediabetes affects children and adults. If you or a loved one has a high chance of getting diabetes, get tested for it often. This includes if someone in your family has Type 2 diabetes, you had diabetes while pregnant, or you have heart disease or low HDL (good) cholesterol.

Just because you have prediabetes doesn’t mean you will develop diabetes. There are things you can do to bring your blood sugar levels back to normal. It’s never too late to turn things around.