If you have pre – diabetes, your blood sugar level is higher than it should actually be.
But it is not that high enough to be classified as diabetes type 2. Pre – diabetes is likely to become diabetes type 2 for about ten years or maybe less without intervention.
You should know that the pre – diabetes can lead to potential harmful condition for the heart, as well as the circulatory system.
Symptoms of pre – diabetes:
-Fast weight loss;
-Sores that clear very slowly or don’t clear at all.
There is also another way of diagnosing pre – diabetes. Here are a few steps which are a short guide which will help you in diagnosing the condition in less than 1 minute with the help of your fingers and by answering some simple questions.
-If you are man, hold up one finger and if you are woman, don’t hold up any fingers.
-If you are older than forty, hold up one finger, if you are over fifty, hold up two fingers, if you are over sixty hold up three fingers and none in case you are younger than 40 years.
-If you think that you are not very physically active hold up one finger and in case you think you get enough exercise, don’t hold any finger.
-Hold up one finger in case someone in your family is dealing with diabetes and don’t hold up any fingers in case any of them has such problems now or in the past.
-If you are dealing with hypertension, hold up one finger and none if you have stable and normal blood pressure.
-In case you are obese, hold up three fingers, in case you are overweight, hold up two fingers, and if you are just a little bit overweight, hold up one finger and none in case you have normal body weight.
If you hold all five fingers, there is a good chance that you have pre – diabetics. This type of diagnosis makes use of the factors that most researchers believe are linked to an increased risk in diabetes.
According to the beliefs of most of the experts, this is a good way to assess although this does not necessarily mean.
You should determine how many fingers you are holding up once you are finished with this test. In case you hold five or more fingers, then you are probably dealing with pre – diabetics.
This self – diagnosis which we promote to you is linked to the factors that contribute to the development of diabetes.
You should also get a blood test in order to determine how much risk you have of developing diabetes if there is a chance that you are pre-diabetic.
If it turns out that you have a significant risk, you should try to make some changes in your lifestyle which will help you in lowering your blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.