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Seis precursores de la diabetes

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Si bien la diabetes es muy común en los Estados Unidos— la American Diabetes Association afirma que más del 9% de la población ha sido diagnosticada con la enfermedad en 2012— existen varios signos a los que puede estar atento para prevenirla.

La “prediabetes” ocurre cuando los niveles de glucosa en sangre en ayuna son elevados pero no tanto como para que pueda clasificarse como diabetes. Según dicha asociación, en 2013, la prediabetes fue diagnosticada en 86 millones de estadounidenses de más de 20 años. Esta es una cifra preocupante si se la compara con los 79 millones registrados en 2010. A continuación, le mostramos seis señales claras de prediabetes que, si bien no son tan dulces, tienen solución…

1. Piel oscurecida

La clínica Mayo afirma que, si bien los signos de la prediabetes no siempre son tan obvios, un posible factor de riesgo de la diabetes tipo 2 (típica en adultos) es la presencia de parches de piel oscurecida en el cuello y las articulaciones. Esto se conoce como acantosis nigricans.

Dicha clínica afirma que la piel oscurecida también puede engrosarse más de lo normal. En algunos casos, esto puede ser un signo de advertencia de la presencia de un tumor en algún órgano interno, por lo que se recomienda que no deje de consultar a un especialista.

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