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Pre-diabetes: Do You Have This Insidious Condition?

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

Recently, a colleague of mine was telling me about his diagnosis of pre-diabetes. I was shocked, this dude works out every day, and is in great shape. Confused and concerned for my own health, I set out to learn more about this insidious illness.

The following in an excerpt from a Mayo Clinic's report about prediabetes, and the signs that it's turning into type 2 diabetes. You can read the whole report here:

If you have prediabetes, the long-term damage of diabetes may already be starting. Prediabetes has been linked with long-term damage to your heart, blood vessels and kidneys, even if you haven't progressed to type 2 diabetes. Additionally, prediabetes is also linked to unrecognized (silent) heart attacks.

Classic signs and symptoms that suggest you've moved from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst.

  • Frequent urination.

  • Increased hunger.

  • Fatigue.

  • Blurred vision.

  • Numbness or tingling in the feet or hands.

  • Frequent infections.

  • Slow-healing sores.

  • Unintended weight gain or loss.

If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your health care provider as soon as possible. The good news is that progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn't inevitable. The sooner you get checked out, the better.

Stay Healthy and Safe,

Lawrence Castanon

Author, The Short Fight

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