10 Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic condition where your body has difficulties processing glucose. In the United States, diabetes mellitus has reached epic proportions; currently, more than 34 million people living with diabetes, and about one-third of those people are unaware that they are diabetic. 

Another 85 million people in the U.S. are pre-diabetic, meaning that if they don't change some unhealthy habits, they will develop diabetes in the future. Concerned you're at risk of developing diabetes? Consider these 10 early warning signs.