7. Numbness And Tingling To The Extreme
As diabetes directly affects the blood in one’s system, it can cause damage of the nerves, which results in loss of sensation in the hands and feet. It is the reason why some people with diabetes have had to undergo amputation.
There are several tests you can discuss with your doctor that can confirm whether or not you may be prediabetic or actually have type 2 diabetes, including the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and the fasting plasma glucose (FPG). Another alternative is the A1C, which does not require fasting to measure blood glucose levels. Your doctor can educate you on the testing procedures and how to prepare for them. You can find more information about diabetes symptoms, testing and diagnosis options by visiting diabetes.org.