Pre-Diabetes

“Pre-Diabetes is effecting approximately 10%-15% of adults in the United States.”

Pre-Diabetes is the precursor stage to Diabetes Mellitus in which not all of the symptoms required to label a person as diabetic are present, but blood sugar is abnormally high. This stage is often referred to as the “grey area”.

Metabolic syndrome and Pre-Diabetes may be the same disorder, just diagnosed by a different set of biomarkers.

When we are talking about Pre-Diabetes we usually refer to Impaired Fasting Glycaemia or Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT).

Patients with Impaired Fasting Glucose have a condition in which the fasting blood glucose is elevated above what is considered normal levels but it is not high enough to be classified as Diabetes Mellitus.

While Impaired Glucose Tolerance is a Pre-Diabetic state of Hyperglycemia that is associated with insulin resistance.

These two conditions, the Impaired Fasting Glucose and Impaired Glucose Tolerance are effecting approximately 10%-15% of adults in the United States.


Researched, collected and written by Zsolt Szemerszky

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