Prediabetes is a precursor to a full-on diabetic diagnosis. About 86 million Americans suffer from prediabetes. It means that your blood glucose levels are a little above average, but not in the range to consider you to have diabetes. When you have prediabetes, your body isn’t producing enough insulin. You may be more at risk of having heart disease with a prediabetes diagnosis, so it is essential to be proactive in maintaining a healthy diet. Keep reading to learn more about prediabetes.

1. How will you know if you have prediabetes?

If your doctor suspects that you may be prediabetic, you will be required to go through some testing. One of these tests is a fasting plasma glucose test. This test requires you to fast overnight. The analysis is done the following morning to check your blood glucose levels.

 

The oral glucose tolerance test is another one. This examination also requires fasting overnight. You will have your glucose tested the following morning and again two hours later after consuming a glucose drink.

652779620ibreakstock / Getty Images