Prediabetes is a metabolic condition that is closely tied to obesity and is almost always a precursor to the development of type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes mellitus.

The condition, which used to be referred to as ‘borderline diabetes’, is characterized by the presence of insulin resistance and higher than normal blood sugar that is yet to reach ‘diabetic’ levels.

Left undetected and/or untreated, prediabetes usually progresses into type 2 diabetes. However, lifestyle interventions made at this point can halt or even prevent the development of diabetes type 2.