Pre-diabetes: What's the Problem?

Updated:Mar 7,2014

Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Normal Blood Sugar

People with pre-diabetes have blood sugar levels that are too high. Levels over 100 mg/dL can indicate a problem with how the body is converting food into energy. 

To understand the problem of pre-diabetes, there are two important questions.

  1. What happens during digestion that causes blood sugar to go up?
  2. What happens as a result of having too much sugar in the bloodstream?

It’s important to understand the problems caused by diabetes, especially while you still have time to prevent these possible complications from lowering the quality of your life.  Pre-diabetes is like a warning light, indicating that it’s time to get moving into your healthiest life now!

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