[ pree-dahy-uh-bee-tis, -teez, pree-dahy- ]

  1. a condition in which carbohydrate metabolism is mildly abnormal but other criteria indicating diabetes mellitus are absent.

  2. a condition in which the development of diabetes mellitus is expected.

Origin of prediabetes

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + diabetes

Other words from prediabetes

  • pre·di·a·bet·ic [pree-dahy-uh-bet-ik, pree-dahy-], /priˌdaɪ əˈbɛt ɪk, ˌpri daɪ-/, adjective, noun

Words Nearby prediabetes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024