A swift type 2 diabetes diagnosis is better than leaving high blood sugar levels run amok. There is such a thing as pre-diabetes, and the sign could be in your hands.
The Mayo Clinic defines pre-diabetes as “higher than normal blood sugar” levels, but “not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes “yet”.
The “yet” is very important in the sentence above, as people with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
According to the Mayo Clinic, if you have pre-diabetes, the damage to “your heart, blood vessels and kidneys may already be starting”.