Diabetes is one of the most common and troublesome chronic health problems in North America. Prediabetes is not far away from that. In-depth research revealed that as many as nine out of ten adults in North America have prediabetes symptoms or signs, yet only one in 20 knows it.
Nobody wants to be a diabetic, but many forget that type 2 diabetes does not happen overnight. T2 diabetes usually go through a prodromal phase with abundant symptoms of prediabetes.
Prediabetes symptoms start here
Long before becoming a diabetic and even prediabetic a person is usually enters a state called dysglycemia. Dysglycemia is a medical term for blood sugar fluctuations. These fluctuations are small at first, seldom detected by standard blood tests. Only much later when glucose swings to a much larger larger magnitude lab tests prove to be of value.
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The initial stages of dysglycemia causes only minor blood sugar changes, changes that are not enough for diagnosis of hypoglycemia or diabetes. Although not picked up by a laboratory the dysglycemic state is felt by the body. Here is a list of common dysglycemic and prediabetes symptoms.
When sugar tends toward high
the following can happen:
- Weight increase and a person has difficulty losing weight
- Fat tends to accumulate around the waist
- Waist to hip ratio changes from ideal 0.7 to above 0.75 in women and above 0.8 in men
- Cholesterol increases and triglycerides are excessive
- There is a higher chance for fatty liver
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Not everyone starts with increased weight, body heaviness, higher cholesterol, and spiked blood pressure. Some may feel weak, flabby, chilled, and dizzy.
When sugar tends toward low
- Cravings for sweets and carbohydrates, worse before menstruation in women
- Low energy, especially after work
- Light-headedness with or without dizziness
- Irritability, worse before menstruation in women
- Cold hands and feet
- Headaches, frequently on waking or when not eating
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Short attention span
- Low pressure
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Both, high and low blood sugar can alternate throughout the day leading to emotional roller coaster. Losing weight will be difficult and one may live in between hunger pains and guilt from eating. Sweet cravings will be too strong to resist, and hunger will be too frequent to manage. Eating can bring a substantial relief, but unfortunately the pounds will accumulate. Weight loss will feel very uncomfortable, and weight gain will be way too easy.
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Weight gain, anxiety, headaches, frequent infections may not be just separate issues, but subtle warning signs of disrupted insulin metabolism. Type 2 diabetes is preventable through good lifestyle habits and self-awareness. You can do wonders for your health: recognize prediabetes symptoms and deal with them immediately