Published online Mar 15, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i2.296
Peer-review started: August 30, 2014
First decision: September 30, 2014
Revised: October 10, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 31, 2014
Published online: March 15, 2015
Core tip: Prediabetes is a state of intermediate hyperglycemia. While there are several controversies about the diagnosis of prediabetes, it remains an at-risk state for development of diabetes. Several adverse health outcomes have been associated with prediabetes. This review provides a detailed description of the current literature regarding diagnosis, health consequences and treatment of prediabetes and also provides an insight for clinical management.