5 symptoms of pre-diabetes

9 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Pre-diabetes refers to a condition in which the normal blood sugar level neither falls in the ‘diabetic category’ nor in the ‘normal category’. A normal person’s fasting blood sugar reading is less than 100 mg/dl; and greater than 126 if you are diabetic. If your fasting blood sugar falls somewhere in between these numbers, then you are considered pre-diabetic.

Here are a few general symptoms which will help you detect your pre-diabetes early-

Unexplained weight gain

If you are not eating in excess, exercising regularly and still experiencing unexplained weight gain, then you might be on the brink of pre-diabetes. The chances of having diabetes increases with age and is widely seen in people who are overweight.

Skin problems

Dark skin patches, skin tags and discoloration of skin are some common symptoms of pre-diabetes.

Not getting a good night’s sleep

Tossing and turning at night and not getting enough sleep at a stretch is a symptom that you might be pre-diabetic. Bad sleep can also make you gain weight and further increases your chances of developing diabetes.

Blurred vision

Though there are other health problems too which are attached to blurred eyesight, but it is a major symptom of pre-diabetes as well.


One major misconception people have is that fatigue and tiredness are same. Well, there is a thin line between fatigue and tiredness, which separates the two. While tiredness will get better after you rest for a while, fatigue will persist even after getting a good rest. If you feel you are experiencing fatigue from the past few days which refuses to go away, even after you rest, then there is a high possibility of you being on the verge of pre-diabetes.