Pre-Diabetes FAQs

Can thin people have pre-diabetes?

FAQs about prediabetes?

Are all people with pre-diabetes overweight?


Although weight plays an important role in who might develop pre-diabetes, not all people with pre-diabetes are overweight.  Even if you are thin you could still develop pre-diabetes.

If your family members have a history of type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis you may be at risk for pre-diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association and National Institutes of Health both recommend that all people age 45 and older – regardless of their weight and family history get screened for pre-diabetes.