4. You’re rarely in motion
Regular physical activity helps your body use insulin more efficiently, says Halprin. It can also help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, decreases your risk of prediabetes and diabetes. If you’re used to a sedentary lifestyle, start small with a 10-minute walk three times a day. Once you’ve found your groove (and after checking in with your doctor), kick things up a notch until you’re a regular mover and shaker. Ideally, you should aim to log at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week.
5. Skin Problems
Sometimes problems on the inside of our bodies manifest on the outside. Prediabetes is known to cause shiny, scaly patches or else dark, velvety patches on the skin, due to increased levels of insulin in the blood.
Prediabetes also begins to compromise blood circulation, which can cause itching in your extremities, especially the legs. Full blown diabetics are at risk of losing a foot due to severely compromised circulation, so you must act fast if you suspect your skin issues are related to prediabetes.