Signs and Symptoms of Pre-Diabetes

There is a great article on About.com highlighting pre-diabetes. The article explains what pre-diabetes is and states that “the cells in your body are becoming resistant to insulin and your blood glucose levels are higher than they should be. Since the levels aren’t as high as they would be if you had Type 2 diabetes, the term “pre-diabetes” is used.”

The risk factor for pre-diabetes are the same as they are for type 2 diabetes. It is very important to get regular check-ups from your doctor as there are seldom signs or symptoms for this type of diabetes.

Top Warning Signs of Diabetes

A very helpful article posted on About.com talks about the Top Warning Signs of Diabetes. Early detection of diabetes can assist with treatment and boost your physical health as well as your mental well-being. Diabetes symptoms and diagnosis generally go unnoticed because the signs seem so harmless and simple.

According to the About.com website, if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms, consult your doctor immediately:

  • Frequent trips to the bathroom
  • Unquenchable thirst
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Weakness and fatique
  • Tingling or numbness in your limbs

The Importance of Exercise

While not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight, studies have shown that obesity and lack of physical activity are the two most common causes of this type of diabetes.  With that being said, it is important to take some time out of your busy day to just take a walk around the block, bike to work, take the stairs.  It’s always good to start somewhere and the simple stroll after dinner is a great way to get your health on the right track.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, consult with your doctor or physician before beginning an exercise program.  Your doctor can direct you in the right direction and let you know what kind of exercise will be good for you depending on your current physical condition and the level of control over you diabetes.