Understanding Pre-Diabetes

Glucose level blood test

Many patients who diagnosed with pre-diabetes often brush the diagnosis and assume the issue will go away on its own. In reality, a person diagnosed with pre-diabetes is predisposed to developing diabetes unless they make an active change in their lifestyle to reduce elevated blood glucose levels.

In this video , we take a closer look at pre-diabetes. A pre-diabetes diagnosis often occurs when the amount of sugar in the blood, or blood glucose level, is higher than normal, but not yet high enough to constitute a type II diabetes diagnosis. While patients may feel fine, long-term damage to the heart and other organs may have already begun. Learn more about the risks of pre-diabetes by watching the full clip.

To find out if you are at risk for pre-diabetes or to register for our diabetes classes , contact MountainView Hospital of Las Vegas at (702) 255-5000.