prediabetes

noun pre·di·a·be·tes \ ˌprē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbē-tēz , -təs \

Definition of prediabetes

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

prediabetic

play \ˌprē-ˌdī-ə-ˈbe-tik\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of prediabetes

1934


Medical Dictionary

prediabetes

noun pre·di·a·be·tes \ -ˌdī-ə-ˈbēt-ēz, -ˈbēt-əs \

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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