Other names for prediabetes may be referred to as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) which means higher than normal blood sugar after a meal, impaired fasting glucose 9 IFG) which means higher than normal blood sugar in the morning before eating. Prediabetes means you have a higher than normal blood sugar level. It is not enough to be considered type 2 diabetes yet, but without lifestyle changes, adults and children with prediabetes are most likely to develop type 2 prediabetes. If you receive a prediabetes diagnosis, it simply means you have a higher than normal blood sugar level. Prediabetes can also lead to other health conditions, including heart disease  and stroke. According to a 2014 review, long-term data suggests that lifestyle intervention may decrease the risk of prediabetes progression to diabetes for as long as 10 years. However, progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable.
The same lifestyle changes that can help prevent type 2 diabetes in adults might also help bring children’s blood sugar levels back to normal. Eating healthy foods, making physical activity part of your daily routine, and staying at a healthy weight can help bring your sugar level down. Fortunately, you can reverse prediabetes. The first step to managing prediabetes is understanding what a prediabetes diagnosis means.