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Meaning of prediabetes

pre•di•a•be•tes

Pronunciation: (prē-dī"u-bē'tis, -tēz, prē"dī-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  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.
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