SYMPTOMS OF PRE-DIABETES
Pre-Diabetes is generally a silent condition, meaning that it has no overt physical symptoms, though you are at higher risk if there is a family history of Diabetes or if you suffer from Insulin Resistance and obesity.
The condition usually only reveals itself in blood tests (see Diagnosing Pre-and Type 2 Diabetes). You can, however, calculate your risk of developing Pre-Diabetes by taking into account your age, height, weight, family medical history, size of your baby if you have given birth, age and level of exercise taken. Click here for the Test: Are You at Risk for Pre-Diabetes?
As an underlying cause of Pre-Diabetes, Insulin Resistance creates an imbalance in glucose and insulin levels in the blood stream, which can lead to excess weight gain or obesity through an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes can be reversed by weight loss via a combination of regular exercise and a balanced, nutritious diet. If left unchecked, Pre-Diabetes may lead to Type 2 Diabetes, which can only be managed - not reversed - and may require daily insulin injections.
Pre-Diabetes and it's underlying causes of Insulin Resistance and obesity can be reversed by a complete system which achieves weight loss via a balanced, nutritious diet, regular exercise and an ongoing support network.
Click here to read about the Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes