Identifying Symptoms and Becoming Aware
Many people have diabetes and don’t even realize it, so it’s important to be able to identify some of the symptoms so you can seek medical attention.
There are some things that you should consider if you’re in the high risk group, (for example family members have diabetes), such as making sure to be tested regularly and knowing what type of diabetes runs in your family. This might help you to identify problems if they should arise.
Types Of Diabetes
Some people have different types of diabetes.
Symptoms of Diabetes
It helps to know the symptoms of any type of diabetes. For instance:
- extreme thirst
- dry mouth
- frequent urination
- weight loss and fatigue which can cause blurry vision
- wounds that don’t heal or take a long time to heal
- frequent yeast infections
- and leg pains.
Sometimes, you will find that you can see it in your face, especially under your eyes, so it’s important to admit to yourself when something doesn’t feel right in your body and if unsure, seek medical attention.
If you think you might be suffering from diabetes, it’s essential to seek a diagnosis. Even if it isn’t diabetes, it is better to rule out all possibilities.
You will need to have blood tests and you may need to have a fasting plasma glucose test, which is considered to be the preferred method of testing for this disease. You might also need random blood glucose tests which take blood after you’ve eaten or had something to drink.
Once you have been tested, if you do have diabetes, it is important to work with your doctor so that you can begin to maintain healthy blood glucose levels once more. While there is no cure for type 1 diabetes, you can reverse type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is becoming known as a lifestyle disease, so it is important to change your eating habits and your current lifestyle habits!
The first step, however is to get the treatment you need to help you balance your blood glucose levels and start feeling healthy again.