Many people have no visible signs or symptoms of diabetes
. Symptoms can also be so mild that you might not notice them. More than 5 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes
and do not know it.
- Early symptoms may be nothing more than chronic fatigue, generalised weakness and malaise (feeling of unease)
- Excessive urine production
- Excessive thirst and increased fluid intake
- Blurred vision (typically from lens shape alterations, due to osmotic effects, e.g., high blood glucose levels)
- Unexplained weight loss
- Itching of external genitalia
What does pre-diabetes mean?
Pre-diabetes means your blood glucose is higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. When you have pre-diabetes, you’re at risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There are no visible symptoms of pre-diabetes. The good news is, if you have pre-diabetes, you can lower your risk of getting diabetes. With modest weight loss and moderate physical activity you may even return to having normal blood glucose levels.
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