understanding your risk of prediabetes

Prediabetes (also known as Impaired Glucose Tolerance or Impaired Fasting Glucose) means a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.1 Having an awareness of prediabetes is important for three reasons: first, if left untreated, prediabetes can progress into type 2 diabetes; second, prediabetes represents an increased risk of cardiovascular disease; and third, identifying those with prediabetes provides an opportunity to introduce interventions (changes to lifestyle or the use of medications) that can reduce the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes.1

It is estimated that over 374 million adults have prediabetes, or nearly 7.5% of the world’s adult population.1 One of the greatest challenges in treating prediabetes is identifying who is at risk. Prediabetes does not have to progress to Type 2 diabetes if you take steps to reduce the risk. Weight loss and exercise are effective options to help people with prediabetes. In addition, making healthy food choices – such as choosing foods with less sugar and a low glycemic index – can make a big difference.

The good news is that it’s easy to know your risk for prediabetes. The Ministry of Health Singapore –has developed an easy Type II Diabetes Risk Assessment that can help you understand whether you’re at risk for prediabetes. You can take the test by clicking this link.2 * Nestle Health Science provides a range of products that may be appropriate if you or a loved one have or are at risk for prediabetes. You can find information about our products by following this link.


•CDC. Prediabetes: Your chance to prevent Type 2 diabetes. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes.html
•HealthHub. Diabetes Risk Assessment. https://www.healthhub.sg/programmes/dra