pre·​di·​a·​be·​tes | \ ˌprē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz How to pronounce prediabetes (audio) , -təs \

Definition of prediabetes

: an asymptomatic abnormal state that precedes the development of clinically evident diabetes

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prediabetic \ ˌprē-​ˌdī-​ə-​ˈbe-​tik How to pronounce prediabetic (audio) \ adjective or noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Still, the presentation was missing some important data: participants’ race, gender, and socioeconomic status, along with the number of people who successfully transitioned out of prediabetes. Erin Brodwin, STAT, "Omada reports encouraging results on virtual diabetes prevention program," 3 Nov. 2020 Sugar and refined carbohydrates play into constant elevated blood sugar that can lead to insulin resistance, when your body can't use glucose from your blood for energy (a form of prediabetes), Sassos says. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Why Am I Always Hungry? 12 Reasons Why Experts Say You Feel Hunger Pangs Constantly," 8 July 2020 In fact, one study of over 2,000 people with prediabetes found that the higher the level of vitamin D in the subject's blood, the lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Karen Asp, Woman's Day, "3 Ways to Lower Your Odds of Diabetes, According to Experts," 25 Mar. 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes, and nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Dr. Anthony Fauci says he hasn't briefed Trump in at least two months, despite pandemic resurgence," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of prediabetes

1934, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2020

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“Prediabetes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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pre·​di·​a·​be·​tes | \ -ˌdī-ə-ˈbēt-ēz, -ˈbēt-əs How to pronounce prediabetes (audio) \

Medical Definition of prediabetes

: a usually symptomless condition that is marked by somewhat elevated levels of blood sugar and that often progresses to type 2 diabetes

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