Pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not to the level yet that you have true diabetes. 30% of people who have prediabetes, are going to go on within five years to develop
Now a one-minute test will warn people whether they are pre-diabetic and thereby at risk of eventually developing type 2 diabetes, with a simple six-question quiz:
Pre-diabetes Question #1: Are you a man or a woman. Men are more likely than women to have undiagnosed diabetes; one reason may be that they are less likely to see their doctor regularly. So if you are a man hold up one finger, zero if you are a woman.
Pre-diabetes Question #2:How old are you? The older you are the higher your risk for type 2 diabetes. If you're over 60 hold up three fingers, over 50, hold up two fingers, over 40 hold up one finger.
Pre-diabetes Question #3: Are you physically active? Being inactive can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes. If you're inactive, just sitting on the couch all day, hold up one finger.
Pre-diabetes Question #4: Do you have a father, mother, sister or brother with diabetes? A family history of diabetes could contribute to your risk for type 2 diabetes. If type 2 diabetes runs in your family hold up a finger.Pre-diabetes Question #5: Have you ever been diagnosed for high blood pressure? Having high blood pressure contributes to your overall risk for type 2 diabetes. If you have high blood pressure, hold up one finger.