Is your body warning you about diabetes?
Sometimes prediabetes and diabetes have no warning signs, which is why it is critical to know your numbers and have an ongoing dialogue with your provider about your risk. When early diabetes symptoms are present, they can include increased thirst and hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision and headaches. One of three simple blood tests measures your average blood glucose levels over the last two to three months. These are one of the simplest ways to detect diabetes and prediabetes, even before symptoms appear.
||Less than 5.7 percent
||5.7 to 6.4 percent
|Fasting Plasma Glucose Test (FPG)
||Less than 100
||100 to 125
|Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
||Less than 140
||140 to 199