Before people develop clinical diabetes, they almost always have a stage which is a Gray zone which means that —
fasting blood glucose is elevated above what is considered normal levels but is not high enough to be classified as diabetes mellitus.
Such levels, Doctors also refer to as prediabetes , impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), depending on what test was used when it was detected. This condition puts you at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease..
There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes, so patient may have it and not know it.Some people with prediabetes may have some of the symptoms of disease or even problems from diabetes already. Patient finds out that he has prediabetes when being tested for diabetes. If one has prediabetes, he should be checked for type 2 diabetes every one to two years. Results indicating prediabetes are: