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[pree-dahy-uh-bee-tis, -teez, pree-dahy-] /priˌdaɪ əˈbi tɪs, -tiz, ˌpri daɪ-/
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.
Origin of prediabetes
1935-40; pre- + diabetes
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[pree-dahy-uh-bet-ik, pree-dahy-] /priˌdaɪ əˈbɛt ɪk, ˌpri daɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • prediabetes: the silent menace at any age, including among newborns, but the risk increases with age.
  • People who might have prediabetes or unrecognized diabetes will be screened for these problems at an outpatient visit.
prediabetes in Medicine

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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