Definition of prediabetes in US English:



  • A condition characterized by slightly elevated blood glucose levels, regarded as indicative that a person is at risk of progressing to Type 2 diabetes.

    ‘he has high blood pressure and was recently diagnosed with prediabetes’
    • ‘Jack, he said, you have absolutely no signs of insulin resistance or prediabetes.’
    • ‘Diabetes and prediabetes are measured by the levels of glucose (also known as blood sugar) in your bloodstream.’
    • ‘In fact, knowing whether you're at risk for prediabetes may help you avoid full-blown diabetes entirely.’
    • ‘If you have prediabetes risk factors, you can improve your health by losing weight and exercising daily.’
    • ‘The U.S. government estimates that 16 million Americans have prediabetes or blood-glucose readings that are higher than normal.’