Pre-Diabetes: What are the signs?
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:24:39 GMT —
For FOX 31's Facebook story of the day, fans want to know exactly what is pre-diabetes.
According to officials at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, pre-diabetes is a condition where people have higher than normal blood glucose levels but the levels aren't quite high enough for the patient to be diagnosed as a diabetic.
Doctors say in this stage people are able to prolong diagnosis of the disease by changing their eating habits and exercising.
They say since pre-diabetes isn't a full diagnosis, it can be hard to detect without routine medical testing.
Diabetes is more common in African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian/Pacific Islanders.