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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.

Test Normal Prediabetes
A1C test 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

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Turn prediabetes around before diabetes occurs

Prediabetes occurs when your fasting blood glucose, or sugar, level is above normal. Prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, in which the body does not produce or use enough of the hormone insulin to turn glucose into energy. Eating smarter is a big piece of the prediabetes puzzle, but weight can also play a large factor in diagnosis. Discuss healthy choices with your provider if you test positive for prediabetes.


When diabetes gets complicated

Living with undiagnosed or poorly managed diabetes is particularly dangerous. People with diabetes are more likely to develop glaucoma, common skin infections, high blood pressure, kidney disease and nerve disease.