Pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not to the levels to be diagnosed with diabetes. Fasting plasma glucose (blood sugar) levels between 100 - 125 mg/dL can indicate prediabetes and a problem with how the body is responding to the energy from food.
To understand the problem of pre-diabetes, there are two important questions.
- What happens during digestion that causes blood sugar to go up?
- 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 reduce your risk of developing 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!
This content was last reviewed August 2015.