Diabetes is a disease that affects a large number of people around the world in which glucose levels in the blood are too high.
This disease can cause heart problems, stroke, eye damage, kidney and nerves is diagnosed by a blood test, being the most common type 2 diabetes.
Besides diabetes, there are many people who are diagnosed with prediabetes, when levels of blood sugar are higher than normal but not high enough to diagnose as diabetes.
If you suffer from prediabetes there is an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes can cause the same health problems caused by diabetes.
Most people with pre-diabetes have no symptoms and is diagnosed by a blood test. Alternatively the blood there is a simple way you can try at home to an alternative diagnosis of prediabetes to explain it in this article.
As it has been mentioned that the prediabetes has no symptoms, like type 2 diabetes, whether to consider certain signs that may indicate suffering these diseases. The most common symptoms include:
-A Increased urination.
-Increased Feeling of hunger.
As mentioned, both prediabetes and diabetes are diagnosed through a blood test in which blood glucose levels in the blood are examined.
As an alternative for the diagnosis of prediabetes form explained below using your fingers only takes 5 minutes.
This method is performed taking into account factors that may increase your risk of prediabetes, and although it is not 100% accurate as it should be performed subsequent blood test, researchers say that if you have five risk factors or more, It is more likely to have prediabetes.
How to know if you have a higher risk of prediabetes.
By counting the fingers of your hands follow these guidelines:
-Sostenga A finger if you’re a man and no finger if you are female.
-Sostenga Up three fingers di has more than 60 years, 2 fingers if you are over 50, 1 finger if you are over 40, and none if less than 40 years.
-Sostenga One finger if you think you do not practice enough physical activity and no finger if you are physically active.
-Sostenga One finger if someone in your family has diabetes and none in his family no history of diabetes.
-Sostenga One finger if you have high blood pressure and none if you have normal blood pressure.
-Sostenga 3 fingers if you suffer from obesity, 2 fingers if you are overweight, 1 finger if you have a little overweight and none if you maintain a healthy body weight.
If at the end of this self holds in his hands raised 5 or more fingers, there is a greater chance you have prediabetes, but as mentioned, the final diagnosis should be determined by a blood test.