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Interesting Facts About Prediabetes That You Must Know

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Most of us would have heard about the common, yet dangerous, metabolic disorder named diabetes, right? Well, many of us may not know about the condition called prediabetes that comes with a few interesting facts.

As we know, diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin or it is not able to absorb the insulin well, leading to a number of symptoms, including high blood sugar that can cause harm to the affected person's health.

Although diabetes has no known cure yet, its symptoms can be treated effectively.

Now, prediabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar is high, but not high enough to qualify as full-blown diabetes; however, it can still cause certain undesirable symptoms in the affected person.

Prediabetes, if left untreated, can graduate into type 2 diabetes within a few years, and then there is no hope for a cure.

So, it is very crucial to lookout for the signs of prediabetes and get immediate professional help.

Here are a few interesting facts about prediabetes that you must be aware of, have a look.


Fact #1

Some of the common symptoms of prediabetes include excessive hunger, excessive thirst, weight gain, frequent urination, pot belly, blurred vision, etc.


Fact #2

A common fact about prediabetes is that it can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and also eye disorders.


Fact #3

Yet another symptom of prediabetes includes the affected person having a condition called impaired glucose tolerance, in which the blood glucose levels are high.


Fact #4

Symptoms of prediabetes include weight gain, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, so experts advice people with diabetes to maintain a healthy weight.


Fact #5

Another interesting fact about prediabetes includes the theory about healthy gut bacteria. A research study has shown that if you have healthy gut bacteria, the risk factor is lowered.


Fact #6

Stress or high pressure jobs can also cause prediabetes and its symptoms, according to a recent research study. So, it is time to eliminate stress!


Fact #7

Another surprising fact about prediabetes is that people with an O+ve blood type have lesser chances of developing type 2 diabetes, even if they are prediabetic!

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Story first published: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 14:25 [IST]
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