Before developing type 2 diabetes, most people develop pre-diabetes. This occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. The good news is pre-diabetes does not have to lead to diabetes. By making changes in your diet and increasing physical activities, you can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and return blood glucose levels to a normal range.
There are three different tests your doctor may use to determine whether you have pre-diabetes:
- A1C test
- Fasting plasma glucose test (FPG)
- Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)