Health Video:  Monitoring Your Health To Detect Pre-Diabetes

Discovering diabetes in its earliest stages can prevent the development of full-blown diabetes. Pre-diabetes is when blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with pre-diabetes may be able to take steps to avoid getting Type 2 diabetes, and losing even a few pounds can help. When you’re overweight, your body’s cells are less sensitive to the effects of insulin, a hormone that regulates your blood sugar levels.

Pre-diabetes and diabetes can be diagnosed with a simple blood test by your health care provider. Diabetes symptoms may be non-existent, or could include things like increased thirst, frequent urination and fatigue.

Be sure to consult your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms or if you have any concerns about your health.

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