The Link Between Your High Blood Sugar And Alzheimer's
Prediabetes is a condition that can enter your life without you even knowing about it. Prediabetes means that your blood glucose level is higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. To be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you need to have a fasting plasma glucose level of 7.0 mmol/L (millimoles/liter) or higher. Normal fasting plasma glucose levels are in the range of 3.9-5.6 mmol/L. Prediabetes falls somewhere between 5.6 and 7.0 mmol/L.
Prediabetes can creep up on you if you have high blood pressure, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides, or if you’re overweight.