What Is Borderline Diabetes?
Borderline diabetes is a condition that can develop before type 2 diabetes. It is also known as prediabetes, impaired fasting glucose or glucose intolerance. A diagnosis of borderline diabetes basically means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but they’re not high enough to be considered diabetes. Nearly 50% of people who are diagnosed with borderline diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Like type 2 diabetes, borderline diabetes can happen without you even knowing it, because many people don’t have any symptoms at all. That’s why knowing your risks and getting tested are important. This is especially important if you have prediabetes as part of the what’s known as “metabolic syndrome.” Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. For more information about metabolic syndrome, click here. The main risk factors for borderline diabetes are: Being overweight Excess fat around the waist 40 years or age or older A family history of borderline diabetes or diabetes A member of high-risk population (for example, Aboriginal, African, Asian, Hispanic or South Asian descent) High bl Continue reading >>