Prediabetes: Risk Factors and Symptoms

Prediabetes is characterized as elevated glucose levels, but not elevated enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Without intervention and lifestyle changes, prediabetes can progress to T2D. Knowing the risk factors associated with prediabetes can help you treat prediabetes and prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. 

Ask a DCES: Why Was I Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or Prediabetes?

Wonder why you were diagnosed with T2D or Prediabetes? Diabetes care and education specialist, Jodi Lavin-Tompkins gives you a couple of reasons why.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose or A1C levels—which reflect average blood glucose levels—are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.