Prediabetes: A Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
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Prediabetes is a state in which plasma glucose level is higher than normal but not high enough for the diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (DM).
It is also referred to as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), depending on which test is used for its detection.
Studies have shown that the majority of individuals with prediabetes develop type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) within 10 years. Prediabetic persons do not develop acute complications of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and microangiopathy, but are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (1.5 times normal individuals).
Development of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) can be delayed or prevented through the modest amount of weight loss, diet modification, and regular moderate exercise in patients with prediabetes.
Further Reading: Long-Term Complications of Diabetes Mellitus