Dr. Kim Pugh, the Director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, explains what Pre-Diabetes is.
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Question: Pre-diabetes, what is it? Dr. Kim Pugh: A pre-diabetes is moreless a precursor to diabetes. They are more or less on the edge and when you think about how you make diagnosis of diabetes is the really huge difference between having a fasting blood sugar of 125 and 127, so they basically are pre-diabetes. They have pretty much all the disadvantages that being diabetic but to a less degree and we know for sure the pre-diabetes is associated with more heart disease. You generally speak when you when you think a pre-diabetes that is moreless with Type 2 although we do know that sometimes on families that they are occasionally families that have strong insulin of Type 1 diabetes and there may be some tip offs over time that diabetes is proving but for the most part that's used with Type 2 diabetes.