When it comes to prediabetes, there are no clear symptoms – so you may have it and not know it. Here’s why that’s important: before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes – blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. You may have some of the symptoms of diabetes or even some of the complications.
Regardless, check with your doctor and get tested. If you discover that you do have prediabetes, remember that it doesn’t mean you’ll develop type 2, particularly if you follow a treatment plan and a diet and exercise routine. Even small changes can have a huge impact on managing diabetes or preventing it all together – so get to a doctor today and get tested.
For more information, visit the American Diabetes Association website.