How Prediabetes Affects Your Pancreas
If you are prediabetic, processes in your body may be causing your pancreas to overwork itself and slowly wear out.
Your pancreas is a fist-sized organ located behind your stomach. Cells in the pancreas are responsible for producing insulin, the hormone that moves sugar from your blood into cells. If your cells grow resistant to insulin – which happens to people with prediabetes – sugar begins to build up in your blood. This causes your pancreas to go into overdrive.