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Understanding pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

PreDiabetes

Pre-diabetes has no signs or symptoms, making it difficult to detect. It is a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, such as heart disease and stroke. Pre-diabetes affects about 16% of Australian adults.

Learn about 'Understanding pre-diabetes':

  • Who is at risk of pre-diabetes?
  • How is pre-diabetes diagnosed?
  • How is pre-diabetes managed?

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The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.