Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. Actually, it is called ‘pre-diabetes’ in order to emphasize the fact that this is the same disease as Type 2 Diabetes, but not to the same degree.
It also subtly reinforces the notion that Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease and that eventually, you will become diabetic. However, this is only a lie. It is like saying my son is ‘pre-Doctor’ or ‘pre-Engineer’ or ‘pre-Pilot’. It seems to imply that these things are inevitable even if they are not.
Conventionally, a fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 7.0 mmol/L) is considered prediabetes. This result is sometimes called impaired fasting glucose. A fasting blood sugar level of 126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L) or higher indicates type 2 diabetes.