pre·​di·​a·​be·​tes ˌprē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz How to pronounce prediabetes (audio)
: an asymptomatic abnormal state that precedes the development of clinically evident diabetes
prediabetic adjective or noun

Examples of prediabetes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Mayo Clinic, a prediabetes diagnosis means a person has a higher blood sugar level than normal and is at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Brendan Morrow, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 These drugs have also been found to help people with prediabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), reducing insulin resistance, and other related conditions. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 10 Feb. 2023 That resistance then leads to high glucose levels, which over time can turn into prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Audrey Noble, Allure, 29 Nov. 2022 These sugars encourage people to eat more, which can lead to weight gain, fat accumulation and prediabetes. Richard Johnson, The Conversation, 22 Aug. 2022 See all Example Sentences for prediabetes 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'prediabetes.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prediabetes was in 1934

Dictionary Entries Near prediabetes

Cite this Entry

“Prediabetes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


pre·​di·​a·​be·​tes -ˌdī-ə-ˈbēt-ēz, -ˈbēt-əs How to pronounce prediabetes (audio)
: a usually symptomless condition that is marked by somewhat elevated levels of blood sugar and that often progresses to type 2 diabetes
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!