In 2021, the International Diabetes Federation estimated that across North America and the Caribbean, the prevalence of adults (age 20-79) living with diabetes who were undiagnosed was as high as 1 in 4.  There is another group of people whose blood glucose levels are higher than the healthy range of values but lower than that required for a clear diagnosis of diabetes.  They may be described as having impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose.  The American Diabetes Association uses the term prediabetes to describe these conditions and advises that these persons are at increased risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Might you be living with prediabetes?

By Brian Cockburn