Prediabetes is considered to be the golden period when one can easily reverse the onset of diabetes and associated complications because of metabolic disorders. However, this period is mostly overlooked because the focus of our diagnostics has mostly been wrong. We are measuring blood glucose and often misinterpret the cholesterol profile by simply looking at the numbers, most of the time.
For pre-diabetes there are clear signs and symptoms to watch out for. However, one of the most important measure is to do a diagnostic blood tests checking for the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels. A HbA1c count of 5.7–6.4% is a clear indicator that one is pre-diabetic.
Some of the other symptoms and signs to watch out for are:
Feeling tired and hungry all the time
Neuropathy (numbness, tingling in feet and hands)
Darkening of skin around the neck and underarms
Developing many small skin tags
Frequent skin infections – fungal and bacterial.
Slow healing of wounds
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