pre diabetic


[pree-dahy-uh-bee-tis, -teez, pree-dahy-]
noun Pathology.
a condition in which carbohydrate metabolism is mildly abnormal but other criteria indicating diabetes mellitus are absent.
a condition in which the development of diabetes mellitus is expected.

1935–40; pre- + diabetes

prediabetic [pree-dahy-uh-bet-ik, pree-dahy-] , adjective, noun Unabridged
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prediabetes pre·di·a·be·tes (prē'dī-ə-bē'tĭs, -tēz)
The condition of having a hereditary tendency or high probability for developing diabetes mellitus, although neither symptoms nor test results confirm the presence of the disease.

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