Knowing the Signs of Prediabetes
Prediabetes is a condition characterized by blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, yet not high enough yet to be considered diabetes. Much of the time, prediabetes doesn’t result in any symptoms. The only sign you may notice is darkened patches of skin on areas such as the knees, neck, armpits, and elbows. Since you cannot rely on obvious symptoms to determine if you have prediabetes, it’s a good idea to visit your local hospital for a simple glucose test if you have risk factors of prediabetes.
You can watch this video to get some help assessing your risk factors of prediabetes. If you do have prediabetes, this doctor offers some advice for modifying your lifestyle to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
MountainView Hospital is a full-service medical center in Las Vegas that offers comprehensive treatment for patients with a range of health concerns, including prediabetes. Call our Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 233-5474 or visit our hospital on the Web.