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If you have pre-diabetes, or borderline diabetes, your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. This may also be called Impaired Glucose Tolerance or Impaired Fasting Glucose. These high blood sugar levels can cause health problems and can lead to development of Type 2 diabetes.

Pre-diabetes often has no symptoms. Ask your doctor about screening for prediabetes if you are overweight, inactive, age 45 or older, have a family history of diabetes, have high blood pressure, have low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides, or you are African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American or a Pacific Islander.

If you have pre-diabetes, you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by losing weight, exercising regularly and watching your diet. By working closely with your physician and certified diabetes educator and taking advantage of the resources available to you on this site, you can minimize complications, reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and lead a healthy lifestyle. 


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