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Understanding pre-diabetes fact sheet


Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are too high, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Pre-diabetes has no signs or symptoms. This makes it challenging to diagnose. It is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke. Sixteen out of 100 of adults in Australia have pre-diabetes.

Read more in our fact sheet Understanding pre-diabetes.