What causes prediabetes?

There is no known cause but genetics and excess abdominal fat seem to play a role. Also, those with prediabetes do not process sugars correctly. Instead of processing sugars, sugar builds up in the bloodstream and can't provide energy to the cells. The hormone that is supposed to move sugar from the bloodstream and into your cells is insulin
 
 
 
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Sources: 
  • "Diabetes Home." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 July 2017. Web 8 June 2018.
  • "Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes." American Diabetes Association, web 8 June 2018. 
  • "Prediabetes." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 2 Aug. 2017. Web 8 June 2018. 

 

 

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