How to identify the early warning signs of borderline Type 2 diabetes

Prediabetes or Borderline diabetes is a condition that develops before a person gets type 2 diabetes. It is characterised by impaired fasting glucose or glucose intolerance. In simple words, the prediabetes patient has a higher than normal blood sugar level but is not high enough to be labelled as diabetes. In this condition, the pancreas still produces enough insulin required by the body, but is less effective in removing the excess sugar from the bloodstream, leading to a spike in the blood sugar level.

“Diabetes and pre-diabetes are both diseases caused by insulin, a natural hormone produced by the body. Insulin aids in the transport of sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream to the cells, where it is used as fuel. Blood sugar levels rise when the body does not create enough insulin or when it does not respond to insulin as well as it should (a condition known as insulin resistance). High blood sugar levels can develop into pre-diabetes and diabetes over time,” explained Dr Chandan Kumar Mishra, Consultant, Endocrinology, Aakash Healthcare Dwarka. Once you have reached the prediabetes phase, the chances of developing diabetes rise if you fail to make necessary changes to your lifestyle and diet. Not only this, type 2 diabetes can put you at risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Here are the risk factors and early warning signs of prediabetes that you should know about:

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