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One in two healthy adults will develop pre-diabetic high blood sugar

  •  Posted 11/19/2015

By Kathryn Doyle

 

(Reuters Health) - Almost half of 45-year-olds will develop so-called prediabetes, an elevated blood sugar level that often precedes diabetes, according to a large study from The Netherlands using population estimates.

Prediabetes, sometimes called impaired glucose metabolism, has no clear symptoms, but people with higher than normal blood sugar based on a blood test should be tested for diabetes every one or two years, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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