Prediabetes is diagnosed when your blood glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. This is also known as Impaired Glucose Tolerance. You can have this condition without having any symptoms.
If you have prediabetes, you can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes through changes in your lifestyle:
- modest weight loss (every kilogram lost has a 16% reduction in risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes)
- regular daily activity.