‘Pre’ means before. prediabetes is a stage where your blood sugar level is higher than normal, yet not high enough for you to have diabetes. Prediabetes is a stage. Prediabetes stage comes with no signs and symptoms but surely increases your chances of developing diabetes.1
Knowing your diabetes stage is essential and can be done by taking up some simple blood tests.
TESTS TO DETECT PREDIABETES
To know your diabetes stage, your doctor may advise you to do two or more blood tests like, A1C, fasting plasma glucose, or in some cases oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).4-6
|Prediabetes||A1C Value (%)||Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG)||Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)|
|5.7 % to 6.4%||100 mg/dl to 125 mg/dl||140 mg/dl to 199 mg/dl|
Choose to test for prediabetes today and stay away from developing diabetes. Just in case you are at a prediabetes stage, start taking care of yourself early and prevent type 2 diabetes by making some active changes in your lifestyle.2,3