[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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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.
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