2. Unintentional Losing Weight
Most of us wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds here and there, but in reality, any sort of drastic weight loss that is unintentional, is a red flag. Even though we tend to associate diabetes with obesity and being overweight, blood sugar problems can also cause people to unintentionally drop weight, says Best Health. The Mayo Clinic points out that this could be happening if someone is going to the bathroom more frequently, which is a common sign and side effects of prediabetes. During all this frequent urination, they may be shedding more calories.
Diabetes also keeps sugar from reaching our body’s cells which leaves us feeling hungry all the time, says Deena Adimoolam, MD, assistant professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Any person that is eating regularly (and healthy) but is also losing weight drastically should go seek medical attention right away.