If you have two or more of these pre-diabetes symptoms, you should seriously consider checking it yourself:
1) If you feel thirsty, not just after strenuous exercise or hot weather.
2) You seem to have dry mouth frequently-even if you just had a drink.
3) You find that you have to urinate frequently.
4) You have unexpected weight loss or gain (even though you may often be hungry and eat well. Of course, you may have eaten the wrong thing, which may worsen your pre-diabetes symptoms).
5) You feel drowsy. You always feel as if you have no energy. You are always weak and tired.
6) Sometimes your vision is blurred-be careful, eye diseases caused by untreated diabetes may cause blindness. You should have regular eye exams, especially as you get older, because your eyes may be a warning sign of many diseases (not just diabetes).
7) You have wounds, sores or bruises (especially feet) that heal slowly.
8) If you experience excessive itching or soreness in the genital area or a yeast infection (which may be misdiagnosed as thrush), it may be a sign of excessive sugar in the urine.
There are many types of diabetes. Pre-diabetes, type 1, type 2, pregnancy and maturity begin. Moreover, depending on your age, lifestyle and family history, you may be more likely to develop diabetes.
For example, if any of the following factors apply to you, you may be more likely to develop diabetes:
Your family background is African American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic/Latino.
You have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes.
You are over 45 years old and overweight, you may be at risk for type 2 diabetes
You have gestational diabetes or have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.
Your blood pressure is high.
Your cholesterol level is not good.