1. If you discover you are overly hungry, not simply after intense exercise or hot weather.
2. You seem to always have a dry mouth – even in the event that you’ve just had a beverage.
3. You find you are having to urinate frequently.
4. You’ve got unexpected weight loss or gain (although you may be always hungry and eating well. Obviously you might be eating the wrong items that would probably cause your pre-diabetes symptom worse).
5. You are feeling lethargic. You constantly feel like you’ve got no energy; you are weak and tired all of the time.
6. Sometimes your eyesight is fuzzy – be careful, untreated eye problems caused through diabetes may cause blindness. You should have regular eye checks, especially as you get old because your eyes can be the first warning signal for many diseases — not just diabetes.
7. You have sores or cuts or lumps (especially on your feet) that are slow to heal.
8. In case you experience excessive itching or discomfort at the genital area or yeast infections (that can be misdiagnosed as thrush) it may be a sign of too much sugar in your urine.
AT RISK FACTORS:
There are different types of diabetes; pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2, gestational and maturity onset. And, dependent upon your age, lifestyle and family history you may be more susceptible to developing diabetes.
For example you may be more prone to developing diabetes if any of these factors apply to you:
Your family background is African American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American/Latino.
You have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes.
You’re aged over 45 and are obese you may be at risk of diabetes type 2.
You have had gestational diabetes or have given birth to a baby over 9 lbs in weight.
You have high blood pressure.
Your cholesterol levels aren’t good.