Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Prediabetes can occur without knowing. Prediabetes can have long-term complications such as heart disease and nerve damage.
Prediabetes offers a warning and gives us a chance to make dietary and lifestyle changes to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes from developing.
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin or your body does not properly use the insulin that it makes. As a result glucose (sugar) builds in your blood instead of being used for energy.
You can live a long and healthy life by keeping your blood glucose (sugar) levels in the target range set by you and your health care provider (Doctor, endocrinologist, nurse practitioner, and registered dietitian).