What Is Prediabetes?

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Prediabetes or borderline diabetes is a condition which means your blood sugar level rises higher than the normal the value is not yet this much high for you to declare you as a diabetic.


Prediabetes blood sugar range is 100-125 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), and the value of A1c range is 5.7% to 6.4%. It is an average of your blood sugar over 3 months.


Well, prediabetes doesn't have any symptoms, usually, prediabetes diagnoses when you get your blood sugar level test.


See Also: Diabetes Care Plan 

What are the Symptoms of Prediabetes?


Prediabetes does not have any visible symptoms, only regular checks are important for people who are at risk of diabetes. Some people even didn't aware if:


·       A doctor tests blood glucose and blood pressure levels

·       Prediabetes or boundary line diabetes has progressed to type 2 diabetes

·      Until a complication occurs, like a heart attack

·       If a person's blood sugar level remains constantly high, they may develop some symptoms of type 2 diabetes which include frequent urination and increased thirst.


See Also: Diabetes Care Plan for Elderly


Prediabetes Diagnosis



Generally, Prediabetes diagnosed by a blood test, the most common test for the prediabetes diagnosis is a glucose tolerance test. A glucose tolerance test measures how quickly the body can process the sugar in the blood in a 2-hour period.



Other tests for prediabetes diagnosis is measuring blood sugar levels if a person has not eaten anything. This is called a fasting blood test.

See Also: Type 2 Diabetes treatment


Your doctor may suggest you go for an A1C test. It involves measuring the average blood sugar levels over 3 months. There is no need for the fast or take any special liquids or medications for this test, and it gives reliable results.

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