Prediabetes is often not diagnosed or treated until it’s too late.
Many people only find out they have prediabetes/high blood sugar once they are finally diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
Why is that?
Many medical professionals simply don’t tell you when your blood sugar starts creeping up into the danger zone. It’s a story we’ve heard repeatedly from so many people. It’s my story as well.
I suppose I should have known considering my family history. So many members of my family have Type 2 diabetes and yet nobody ever talked about the dangers of this.
Could you have the beginning stages of Type 2 Diabetes, aka Prediabetes?
Some early warning signs of Prediabetes:
- Excessive thirst
- Blurred vision
If you notice some of these symptoms, it’s important that you get tested.
There might be times when your physician may not be able to diagnose you with prediabetes. This can happen if they are only provided with a single isolated reading. They need enough evidence of prolonged periods of abnormal glucose levels.
Being proactive and testing your own blood sugar levels can help you present a case to your doctor that you are Prediabetic.
Looking at your family history will provide clues that you are at risk. If you have relatives with Type 2 diabetes, you should start tracking your own levels immediately.
We have many articles on this site about Prediabetes. Read more here! What is Prediabetes?