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Pre-diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar (glucose) leves are slightly higher then normal; but not high enough to be considered type1 or type2 diabetic. Research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during pre-diabetes. Research has also shown that if you take action to manage your blood glucose when you have pre-diabetes, you can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes from ever developing.
There is a lot you can do yourself to know your risks for pre-diabetes and to take action to prevent diabetes if you have, or are at risk for, pre-diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has an excellent amount of resources for people with diabetes. People with pre-diabetes can expect to benefit from good nutrition and physical activity. For more information about pre-diabetes vist Medline Plus at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html