occurs when your body isn't able to keep your sugar (glucose) at a normal level. Your blood sugar is higher than normal, but it's not high enough to be diabetes.
The food you eat turns into blood sugar, which your body uses for energy. Normally, the pancreas makes , which allows the sugar in blood to get into the body's cells. But when your body can't use insulin the right way, the sugar doesn't move into cells. It stays in your blood instead. This is called .
The buildup of sugar in the blood causes prediabetes. If your blood sugar stays too high for too long, prediabetes can turn into .
People who are overweight, aren't physically active, and have a family history of diabetes are more likely to get prediabetes. Women who have had are also more likely to get prediabetes.