Do YOU have pre-diabetes? Take this one minute video test to find out…

According to Mayo Clinic,

Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, prediabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes — especially to your heart and circulatory system — may already be starting.

There’s good news, however. Prediabetes can be an opportunity for you to improve your health. Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable.

With healthy lifestyle changes — such as eating healthy foods, including physical activity in your daily routine and maintaining a healthy weight — you may be able to bring your blood sugar level back to normal.

Pre-diabetes often has no signs or symptoms making it difficult to diagnose.

Most people are only aware they have pre-diabetes when signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes start to occur.

But one possible sign someone may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes is darkened skin on certain parts of the body.

This condition is called acanthosis nigricans.

Common areas that may be affected include the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles.

The patches will be dry and rough, feeling similar to velvet and may also be itchy.

Classic red flags that suggest you’ve moved from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision

Anyone holding up more than five fingers by the end of the test is advised to see a doctor and get checked for pre-diabetes.


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