Pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than it should be. But not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, pre-diabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less.
If you have pre-diabetes, you should know that it can lead to potential harmful condition for your heart and circulatory system.
- Increased thirst
- Vision problems
- Increased urination
- Chronic fatigue
- Fast weight loss
- Increased appetite
- Sores that heal very slowly or don’t heal at all.
However, there is another way to diagnose pre-diabetes. The following steps are a short guide that will help you diagnose this condition in less than 1 minute with the help of your fingers and by answering some simple questions.
However, there is an alternative way to diagnose pre-diabetes. Here is how to diagnose pre-diabetes in less than a minute using just your fingers and what you know about your body.
- Hold up 1 finger – if you are a man and don’t hold up any fingers is you are a woman.
- Hold up 1 finger – if you are older than forty, two fingers in case you are over fifty, three fingers if you are over sixty and none if you are under forty.
- Hold up 1 finger – if you believe you do not get enough physical activity, none if you think that you are physically active enough.
- Hold up 1 finger – if anybody in your family has diabetes, and don’t hold up if your family does not have a history of diabetes.
- Hold up 1 finger – if you are dealing with hypertension and none if your blood pressure is stable and normal..
- Hold up 3 fingers – if you are severely overweight (obese), 2 fingers if you are overweight, 1 finger if you are slightly overweight and no fingers if you are at a healthy body weight.
If you hold all five fingers, then there is a good chance that you have pre diabetes. This type of diagnosis makes use of the factors that most researchers believe are associated with an increased risk in diabetes. Even though it is not 100% accurate, most experts believe that it is a good way of assessing your diabetes risk.
Although it is not completely precise, many experts suggest that this is a great way to measure the risk of diabetes.
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