Learn About Prediabetes & Diabetes
Prediabetes is a condition during which blood sugar levels are higher than usual, but not quite as high to be Type 2 diabetes. This serious condition is caused when your cells don’t respond normally to insulin, causing more insulin to be made by the pancreas in attempt to get a response. Eventually the pancreas cannot keep up, and your blood sugar rises, leading to prediabetes. About 96 million American adults have prediabetes and of those, more than 80% are unaware that they have it. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.