Prediabetes is when a person does not have diabetes but is likely to develop it soon. Of late, researchers have emphasized pre-diabetes and its role in reducing the risk of diabetes.
“Apart from certain genetic factors, lifestyle factors can lead to prediabetes and diabetes. These include diet, exercise, general activities, sleep and stress. Weight gain and obesity play a major role,” says Dr. Rahul Baxi says. “Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates, sugar in food and drinks, juices and ultra-processed foods are unhealthy eating habits that increase the risk of diabetes,” he says.