How can you tell whether you're at risk for diabetes?
Diabetes is condition for which exact cause is unknown. But being unhealthy interms of obesity and other comorbid conditions increase the risk of developing diabetes, there are other causes such as family history/ presence of autoantibodies/ polycystic ovarian syndrome etc which increase the risk.
It can take months or years before symptoms of type 1 diabetes are noticed. Type 1 diabetes symptoms can develop in just a few weeks or months. Once symptoms appear, they can be severe. Some type 1 diabetes symptoms are similar to symptoms of other health conditions.
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose) and is diagnosed when fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dl or more, post prandial blood sugar of 200 or more with glycated hemoglobin of 6.5% or more is seen on tests. Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise)
Weight loss can help in controlling but may not totally cure Diabetes.