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SparkPeople can help you with the diet, exercise and weight-loss components of your treatment plan, but please note that our website is no substitute for regular medical care. While certified diabetes educators helped develop these articles and tools, you should follow the treatment guidelines given to you by your doctor and/or certified diabetes educator should you encounter any contradictions to your treatment plan.
Before developing the serious health condition of type 2 diabetes, a person will almost always have pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but the levels are not quite high enough to yield a diagnosis of diabetes. While pre-diabetes in itself isn’t necessarily dangerous, many people with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Early diagnosis and treatment of pre-diabetes can delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and its serious health consequences. Continued ›