In addition to serious medical issues, pre-diabetes is also associated with other, less serious, but annoying health problems.
The following conditions (show below) often show up when a person is insulin resistance, pre-diabetic, or has type 2 diabetes.
If you have any of these signs or symptoms, you may be at risk for pre-diabetes, or already have pre-diabetes.
Problems Associated with Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes
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Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) – AN is a skin discolorationÂ andÂ textureÂ changeÂ thatÂ isÂ often associated with insulin resistance,Â and mostÂ commonlyÂ found on the nape of neck and underarms. Â What is it? Â Why does it happen and what can you do about it?
Acne – Even grownups can get zits. Â Hormonal imbalances can cause acne at any age. Â Learn why this happens and what you can do about it.
Alopecia Areata (AA) – As if hirsutism (excess hair) isn’t fun enough, persons with diabetes or other insulin or carbohydrate metabolic problems can suffer scalp or body hair loss. Â What is AA and what treatments are available?
Gum Disease – If you have diabetes, you should see your dentist regularly. Â High blood glucose (blood sugar) can increase the chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
Hirsutism (excess body and facial hair) – ThoseÂ with a certain metabolic disorders can end up growing hair in places that they would rather not. Â Learn what causes hirsutism and what treatments are available.
Skin Tags – Those funny little things on your neck, face, well, they can occur anywhere on your body. Â They look like little tags of skin and we all hate them. Â What are they and what can you do about them? Â And … why especially do persons with type 2 diabetes get them?
Yeast Infections – Not just for women — anyone with metabolic disorders including diabetes can get yeast infections. Â Yeastie beasties love diabetes and yeast infections can occur all over, not just in the groin area.