5 Early Symptoms of Prediabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore

Don't ignore these prediabetes symptoms

These aren’t signs you would want to use to diagnose yourself. Other conditions could cause most of them. And they’re sometimes very subtle. But don’t ignore these prediabetes symptoms. Why not get them checked out, especially if any of them are unusual for you. And then you’d know, one way or the other.

Drinking More, Peeing More

Maybe it’s like you’re a hollow straw – in one end, etc. But it doesn’t have to be that extreme. If there’s no obvious reason for it, check it out; even if it’s a small increase in your thirst and urination patterns.

Weight Loss, Even If You’re More Hungry

It doesn’t make sense. But at certain stages of the blood sugar struggle, you may be flushing enough sugar out of your system to lose weight. And it’s also possible that you’re hungrier than normal, and eating more, because not enough nutrients are getting into your cells.

Zonked – Pooped – Wiped Out

Or just mildly weary. If it doesn’t clear up, if it becomes deep exhaustion, if you notice other symptoms, run -scratch that. Slouch to the doctor!

Blurry Vision

Don’t ignore these prediabetes symptoms – especially this one. High blood sugar can do real damage to your eyes.

Caution: With this sign, don’t wait for it to get worse. Don’t wait for any other signs. Go to the doctor!

Blurry vision can be treated. But if it’s not treated, well, it’s not good.

Risk Factors

These aren’t so many actual signs as flashing lights warning of the possibility of signs ahead. But remember, these are based on large population studies. So statistically they predict your risk, but they don’t predict your individual destiny.

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Family history
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • Acanthosis nigricans (AN) – dark spots on your skin

Prediabetes Is: Fasting blood glucose of 100-125 mg/dl, random blood sugar of 140-200 mg/dl


The tests are simple blood tests. So don’t ignore these prediabetes symptoms. Keep it simple, because no one wants their health to get complicated.

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