Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is above normal but not in the range that would be considered diabetes

A normal blood sugar reading is less than 110 mg/dl; greater than 126 is diabetes. If your fasting blood sugar lands somewhere between those numbers

The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood test. The most accurate one is the A1C test

"It's a good indicator of what your blood sugar has been like for the past two or three months," says Loren Wissner Greene

A score of 5.9 and below is considered normal. Anything between 5.7 and 6.4 is considered prediabetes, and 6.4 and above is full-blown diabetes

Carrying around excess fat, especially in your middle, raises the chance you’ll become resistant to insulin, which is a major risk factor

Prediabetes is usually symptom-less, but in some people it may show itself through milder versions of symptoms that are associated with diabetes

Sweet treats may taste good, but overdoing them puts you at risk for prediabetes