The reality is, you can have prediabetes and even type 2 diabetes, without realizing it because the symptoms may not be apparent. Left unmanaged, there is a good chance prediabetes will turn into type 2 diabetes eventually.
When you have prediabetes, you’re at much greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes too, along with other diabetes-related health conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
Normally, the insulin in your body allows your cells to convert blood sugar into energy. But when you have insulin resistance, your cells aren’t responding properly, which causes blood sugar levels to rise. Here’s a look at the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance to watch for, as well as the ways you can help prevent it from becoming a concern in your life.
Similar to type 2 diabetes, there are usually no symptoms; however, there are warning signs for prediabetes that may mean you are at higher risk. Here are 10 warning signs of prediabetes.
If you have prediabetes, maintaining a healthy weight can help prevent you from getting diabetes. And, if you have diabetes, the good news is that studies have shown that losing even a little weight can improve your diabetes control and reduce the risk of complications.
A diagnosis of prediabetes doesn’t mean you will get diabetes, so take charge, fight back and prevent diabetes. Here’s how!