We felt that the info we shared in the previous article was not sufficient, so we decided to create an article in which we describe all signs of being prediabetic.
Some of the early sign of prediabetes include:
Prediabetes sign 1 – Feeling the urge of constant urination.
Biochemically, insulin is an enzyme secreted in the pancreas and released into the body where it breaks down glucose. When the body becomes intolerant to insulin, the blood sugar level goes higher and due to lack of insulin. This situation overworks the kidney since it has to do an extra work to excrete the excess glucose from the body and as a result you will have a constant urge to urinate. The increase in urination leads to dehydration hence an individual constantly feels thirsty.
Prediabetes sign 2 – Unexplained fatigue
Fatigue can be as a result of lack of sleep, food, illness or excessive stress. In the event that fatigue does not arise due to the stated causes, then it could be a sign of prediabetes. Fatigue coupled to other signs of low blood sugar occuring within a few hours of a high carbohydrate meal is an early warning sign of prediabetes.
Prediabetes sign 3 -Acanthosis Nigricans
This is a medical condition characterized by dark patches on the skin that is universal in both genders (male and female). This characteristic is common among the overweight individuals with prediabetic conditions.
Prediabetes sign 4 -Weight gain
Most prediabetic patients have an uncharacteristic weight gain despite constant maintenance of the same past eating habits. Most patients may try exercise as a way of weight loss, though they do not lose weight even after exercising. The biochemistry behind this is that the body secretes insulin to break down glucose. In the event of insulin resistance the liver converts the excessive blood sugar into fats thus leading to a constant increase in weight. Some of the fats are finally deposited in the belly leading to increased belly fat.
If you take a look at yourself and see these signs of prediabetes it is important to visit a doctor right away in order to find out if you are prediabetic or not.
If your doctor says you are not prediabetic, that’s good news, however you’ll still need to start losing weight, so the best and fastest way to do it is described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT0TqakPrAI