Does Prediabetes Lead to Diabetes?

Updated at: Dec 21, 2011
Does Prediabetes Lead to Diabetes?

Does prediabetes lead to diabetes? Prediabetes is a condition of blood glucose level being higher than normal but not high enough to be termed diabetes.

Vatsal Anand
DiabetesWritten by: Vatsal AnandPublished at: Dec 05, 2011

Does prediabetes lead to diabetes

As the title suggests, prediabetes is a condition that occurs prior to diabetes; infering that your body cells become incapable of absorbing insulin and thereby, result in the increase of blood glucose levels in the blood. It is the slightly better condition of the blood glucose as compared with diabetics that has led the medical community to coin the term: prediabetes. It is a pre-condition of diabetes; anyone who has developed diabetes type 2, would have already been afflicted by prediabetes.


Prediabetes condition, however, does not conclude that diabetes will surely impound. You can significantly delay or even stop this condition from aggravating further; that would require you to make lifestyle changes.


Lifestyle changes for people with prediabetes to prevent the development of diabetes

  • Lose 5 to 10 percent of your body weight.
  • Get regular exercise for 30 minutes.
  • Prefer cardio over weight training or a combination of more of cardio and less weight training.
  • Have a healthy diet that includes a variety of vegetables; preferably green leafy, beans, low fat dairy, soy, whole grains, seeds and nuts.
  • Quit smoking, drinking and reduce stress as much as possible.


By following some of the tips given above, you can expect to keep your blood glucose under control.

To take a case in point, the USA has 41 million people suffering from prediabetes while only 2.1 million are afflicted with type 2 diabetes. A latest breakthrough research has revealed that insulin sensitivity can be modified to prevent the condition from developing into diabetes. Various techniques have developed that improve the insulin sensitivity of your body cells.


This is a good news for 65 percent of obese  population in the US and also those all around the world. They would have the ability to reverse their symptoms of prediabetes and lose weight in the process. The information on the understanding of the body’s metabolism was not complete, but doctors have now begun formulating the insulite pre-diabetes system to reverse the process of diabetes.


As the body’s capability to process glucose increases, the excess glucose in the bloodstream is decreased. The overall insulin load on the body also reduces and it is now that the prediabetes condition can be prevented from escalating. Moreover, since the balance between the body’s glucose and insulin is maintained, patients also lose weight. This accentuates the reversal of prediabetes condition.


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