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Symptoms of Impaired glucose tolerance

Symptoms of Impaired glucose tolerance: Introduction

Many people with prediabetes do not have symptoms. Some people with prediabetes may have dark patches of skin called acanthosis nigricans. These occur in areas where there are skin folds, such as on the neck, knees, elbows, armpits, or elbows.

Many symptoms of prediabetes only occur years after a person has developed prediabetes and as the condition is progresses into type 2 diabetes. Symptoms may include excessive thirst, which develops because hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose in the blood, acts as a sponge to pull fluid out of the body's tissues. This leads to dehydration and extreme thirst as well as frequent urination. This also pulls fluid away from the eyes, resulting in blurred vision.

Because the body's cells aren't able to get the glucose they need for energy, people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes may feel tired and fatigued. Without the proper energy supply for the cells, hunger and weight loss may result because the body has to use other sources for energy, such as burning muscle and fat stores. High levels of sugar in the blood make it more difficult for the body to resist and fight infections and to heal, resulting in frequent infections, especially skin infections and open, slow healing sores. Left untreated these lesions can lead to gangrene and limb or digit amputation.

Over time the hyperglycemia of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes damages the body's blood vessels, leading to other serious long-term complications, such as kidney failure, diabetic retinopathy and blindness, peripheral neuropathy, kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, disability, and death....more about Impaired glucose tolerance »

Symptoms of Impaired glucose tolerance

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