Symptoms of diabetes

Knowing the symptoms of diabetes and your predisposition to develop it can be crucial to live better. Knowing your predisposition can diminish possible complications in the kidneys, the nervous system and the eyes.

What are the symptoms of prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a silent disease. It does not generate external symptoms. People with prediabetes have higher than normal blood sugar levels.

Uncontrolled prediabetes will probably turn into irreversible type 2 diabetes.

(The following explanation is merely informative and is not intended to offer a diagnosis. Consult your doctor)

Prediabetes can be treated and prevented with a change of diet and physical exercise. Pharmacological treatment can be prescribed but in many cases it is enough to follow a healthy lifestyle.

The longer it goes undiagnosed, the greater the probability of it turning into type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that between 20% and 25% of the adult population is suffering from prediabetes in developed countries without knowing it.

Having prediabetes and having an elevated genetic risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes means we should take maximum precautions in lifestyle habits.

Find out your genetic predisposition to suffering from type 2 diabetes