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What Is Prediabetes?

What is Prediabetes?

Did you just come back from the doctor with a Prediabetes diagnosis? I’ll bet your head is spinning with visions of needles, insulin and getting an amputation! What is Prediabetes? Read on to get science-based answers...


You need to know that Prediabetes is not a disease.

Prediabetes is as the name suggests – a 'before stage' of something that might come later.

The thing that might come later is Type 2 Diabetes!

Predabetes Paves The Path To Type 2 Diabetes

You need to know, Type 2 Diabetes is a serious disease that can shorten your life and create all sorts of problems in your body like:

  • Amputation
  • Dementia and/or Alzheimer's
  • Dental Issues, including losing all your teeth
  • Blindness
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Damage
  • Nerve Damage
  • Skin Problems
  • Stroke
  • Some Cancers

Those don’t sound like nice complications!

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With Prediabetes you can already have some of the Diabetes complications like liver damage, kidney damage or even vision loss...

...but the effects are not as bad as with Type 2 Diabetes.

So What Is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition in your body when your blood glucose levels are above normal but not so high that you would get diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

This situation happens because you are becoming resistant to insulin and your body can no longer keep your blood glucose levels stable.

High blood glucose can cause many problems including setting you up for a heart attack or stroke.

Prediabetes Blood Tests:

Your doctor will test you for Prediabetes with blood tests. Usually you would take all three tests. 

  • A1C test (or the Hemoglobin A1C test)
  • Fasting Blood Glucose Test
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (the one where you drink the sugary liquid)

Prediabetes Blood Tests A1C Fasting Blood Glucose

Does Prediabetes Have Symptoms?

Yes, but not everyone gets them! Some people have NO symptoms!

You may notice any or all of these:

  • Blurry Vision
  • Feeling Hungry All the Time
  • Feeling Very Thirsty All the Time
  • Feeling Tired All the Time
  • Peeing a lot
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Fats
  • Obesity
  • PCOS
  • Re-occuring Yeast Infections
  • Tingling or Numbness in The Fingers or Toes

If you have any of these symptoms you need to go see your doctor right away and get tested for Prediabetes.

70% of Prediabetics will get Type 2 Diabetes

Can I Reverse My Prediabetes?


Good news! Prediabetes can be reversed.

It’s not hard to reverse Prediabetes, but it does take some effort AND we can help!

Our Healthy U Group is a membership-based Diabetes Prevention Group just for women!

You'll meet other ladies going through the same thing as you AND learn how to change your lifestyle so you NEVER get Type 2 Diabetes!

That sounds awesome!

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What Should I Eat If I Have Prediabetes?

Your diet does have to change if you want to reverse your Prediabetes. And most of what you should be eating is high fiber whole foods

Click on the image below to learn how to eat so your Prediabetes is quickly reversed!

Is Insulin Resistance The Same As Prediabetes?

No. Insulin resistance happens before you get Prediabetes and continues once you have it.

What Is Insulin Resistance

Sometimes ladies are diagnosed with Insulin Resistance but do not yet have Prediabetes (this is like having Pre-Prediabetes).

You can learn more about Insulin Resistance in my blog post - What Is Insulin Resistance? Q and A

About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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