Prediabetes is the precursor stage of type 2 diabetes that your blood sugar level is increased than normal levels. In healthy people blood sugar ( glucose) level is expected between 70-100 mg/dL. If your fasting blood sugar level is higher than 120 mg/dL this is called diabetes. Fasting blood sugar value may be found between 100-120 mg/dL in prediabetes condition.
You can feel some symptoms in prediabetes as listed below. If you have these kind of symptoms please consult your doctor and check your blood sugar level regularly;
- Increased thirst
- Increased- constant hunger
- Increased desire to eat sweet foods
- Blurred vision
- Frequent urination
- Weight gain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Sleepiness in daytime
- Mood changes
- Sweating more; especially at nights
- Hereditary predisposition; diabetes in family members
- Slow healing wounds
These are the symptoms which show that you are close to diabetes and should take precautions to prevent. Simple life changes like more physical activities, exercises, healthy meals, healthy diet are the first and most important rules that can protect you from diabetes. If you have these symptoms and diabetic family members please consult your doctor to have medical examination and laboratory tests to have a early diagnosis and prevent diabetes.