Prediabetes or Borderline Diabetes (the “gray area”) – the initial stage of type 2 diabetes

Fasting plasma glucose: 5.5 mmol/L to 6.9 mmol/L (millimoles/liter 毫摩爾/升)
    HbA1c: 42 to 47 mmol/mol (6.0 to 6.4%) (millimoles/mole 毫摩爾/摩爾)

The presence of blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classed as diabetes.  It is a critical stage in the development of diabetes.  Early, decisive action can slow down or even halt the development of type 2 diabetes.

People have prediabetes are unaware of it because the condition often develops gradually without any symptoms.   The sufferer only learns of their borderline diabetic state once the symptoms of type 2 diabetes start to appear.  Therefore, being aware of the risk factors is essential.

Risk factors
You should be tested for prediabetes if:

  •     Overweight or obese
  •     Have a close relative (parent or sibling) currently having or having had diabetes
  •     High blood pressure, low HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) or high triglycerides
  •     Over the age of 40
  •     For woman – have given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds


Can prediabetes be stopped to develop into type 2 diabetes?

Prediabetes, if identified early, can be reversed, preventing them from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes

Following two principle factors to be considered:

  • Making changes to your diet and
  • Appropriate physical exercise

By making these changes, blood sugar levels can be returned to normal.


Borderline Diabetic Symptoms

  •     Excessive urination
  •     Increased thirst
  •     Fatigue
  •     Blurred vision
  •     Sleeping 5-1/2 hours or less a night



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