Early Symptom Recognition Is Key to Reversing the Diabetes Process
One of the first signs of diabetes is increased urination. When the body develops insulin resistance, extra glucose builds up in your blood. In turn, the kidneys must work overtime to filter and absorb the excess sugar. If the kidneys can’t keep up, the extra sugar is excreted into the urine, causing more frequent urination. Early recognition of prediabetes symptoms may enable you to reverse the diabetes process.
Why is early symptom recognition so important?
- In a study done by the Diabetes Prevention Program, 11% of people with prediabetes developed type 2 diabetes each year during the average three-year follow-up.
- Research also shows you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58% through moderate exercise and weight loss, even after you have been diagnosed with prediabetes.
- Prediabetes is reversible when caught early enough, but when prediabetes symptoms are ignored, it can lead to type 2 diabetes.