What Is Pre-Diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is a state in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of a full-blown Type 2 diabetes. This diagnosis means that an underlying condition called insulin resistance is present. When you become insulin resistant, the insulin can no longer perform its job of providing sugar to the cells for energy. This causes the pancreas to produce more and more insulin for the sugar to reach to the cells. When the body begins to do this, blood sugar levels begin to get slightly elevated— a condition called pre-diabetes.