Diabetes is a serious health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body can't use it properly. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications such as heart problems, nerve damage, eye problems and foot problems.
Pre-diabetes, sometimes also called borderline diabetes, occurs when your blood glucose level is higher than normal but not high enough to be considered Type 2 diabetes.
Many people with pre-diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes, however, making changes to diet, increasing physical activity, and losing weight, can reduce your risk of this happening.
Some women have high levels of blood glucose during pregnancy. This means their body is unable to produce enough insulin to absorb it all. This is known as gestational diabetes.
For information on diabetes and support available, speak to your doctor.