Transition from Prediabetes to Diabetes is Preventable

  • Gopal Krushna Pal Department of Editor‑in‑Chief and Dean, JIPMER, Karaikal, Puducherry, India
  • Nivedita Nanda Department of Biochemistry, JIPMER, Puducherry, India

Abstract

Prediabetes is considered as a stage previous to diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM). It is a stage when blood glucose level is higher than the normal range, but it is still not high enough to be considered as diabetes. Prediabetes is an indication that one could develop type 2 diabetes if certain lifestyle changes are not adopted.[1] Diabetes can be diagnosed either in fasting state or after food is taken. It is diagnosed when fasting blood glucose is ≥126 mg/dL on two separate occasions after 8–10 h of fasting. The fasting is considered normal when it is below 100 mg/dL. Therefore, if one’s blood glucose falls within these two conditions (between 100 and 125 mg/dL) it is called impaired fasting glucose (IFG). Similarly, diabetes is also diagnosed when blood glucose is ≥200 mg/dL after food intake. Read more....

Published
2017-10-30
How to Cite
Pal, G. K., & Nanda, N. (2017). Transition from Prediabetes to Diabetes is Preventable. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 4(4), 163-165. Retrieved from http://ijcep.org/index.php/ijcep/article/view/217