Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is a little higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. A progression into Type 2 diabetes is likely without a dedicated lifestyle change. If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage to your heart, blood vessels and kidneys could already be prevalent.
A Progression from prediabetes to Type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable, however. If you can focus on maintaining a healthy weight through dieting and exercise, you can naturally bring your blood sugar level back to it’s acceptable level.
Prediabetes doesn’t target a specific age range. It evenly affects adults and children. The very same lifestyle changes required to help prevent the progression to diabetes in adults may also help bring children’s blood sugar levels back to normal levels.