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Prediabetes

Prediabetes is when your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. It is sometimes called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG).

If it's possible that you might have prediabetes, you will need to have some blood tests.

Having prediabetes means you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Being diagnosed with prediabetes gives you a chance to make changes that could delay type 2 diabetes, or even prevent it altogether. Not everyone with prediabetes will get type 2 diabetes.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. May 2016.

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What can I do to reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes?

Who can help me reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes?

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