[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.

Origin of prediabetes

First recorded in 1935–40; pre- + diabetes
Related formspre·di·a·bet·ic [pree-dahy-uh-bet-ik, pree-dahy-] /priˌdaɪ əˈbɛt ɪk, ˌpri daɪ-/, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

prediabetes in Medicine


[prē′dī-ə-bētĭs, -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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