1. What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. People with prediabetes don’t process sugar in their body properly. Unmanaged prediabetes will lead to Type 2 diabetes.
When we eat and digest foods, we produce glucose that enters our bloodstream. Our pancreas secrets insulin, the hormone that allows sugar to enter our cells. When you have prediabetes, sugar builds up in your bloodstream instead of fueling your cells. Your pancreas may not make enough insulin, or your cells become resistant to insulin and don’t allow as much sugar into the cells.
Taking steps in adopting a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise might help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.