People with pre-diabetes do not have any specific sign or symptoms. People with pre diabetes you have glucose intolerance - that is their blood sugar levels are high but their body is still producing insulin. However the insulin produced in not enough to keep the blood glucose level in the normal range.
Pre-diabetes is important because it increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Remember that changes in your lifestyle and diet can help you to improve your glucose tolerance. Diet and lifestyle changes that can improve pre-diabetes include;
Your doctor may recommend an oral glucose tolerance test to measure the sugar levels in your blood. The test can help to determine if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
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