National Diabetes Information Clearing House. This is health education Q & A about Pre-diabetes from the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases.
Pre-Diabetes Basics. Pre-diabetes is a silent disease, meaning you can have it but not know it. The good news is that cutting back on calories and fat, being physically active, and losing weight can reverse pre-diabetes and therefore delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. Diabetes doesn’t go away once you have it, so it’s better to prevent it in the first place.
What's So Bad About Diabetes Anyway? Diabetes is the only major disease with a death rate that is still rising — up 22 percent since 1990. If sugar builds up in your blood is allowed to move throughout your body it causes: nerve damage, kidney disease, heart disease, blindness and foot amputations. It has emerged as the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness and non-traumatic amputation