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Diabetes Symptoms

If you notice that you are experiencing a diabetes symptom, it is always best to speak with your physician as soon as possible. You do not want to let the condition go on without being treated and if it is not diagnosed and treated quickly, you may run into quite a few problems as far as your health is concerned.

One very prominent diabetes symptom that people who are just developing the condition see is an extreme thirst and a frequent need to urinate. While these obviously go hand in hand (the more you drink naturally the more likely you will need to use the washroom), when it becomes extreme in nature there is usually an underlying reason at hand.

Another diabetes symptom you may notice is unexplained weight loss. This often occurs because the body is not dealing with the carbohydrates you are eating in a normal manner and so even though you may be eating, you will not be maintaining your weight as you normally would.

You might also have a tingling or numbness sensation in the hands or feet and feel very tired for a great deal of the time. The fatigue you are feeling is due to the fact that your body is not uptaking the glucose from the system and therefore your cells are literally 'starved' for energy.

You may also have very dry skin and sores that are quite slow to heal. Infections may become more frequent and your vision may become disrupted as well. Most importantly you need to watch for feelings like you are going to pass out after having a high carbohydrate meal as this is a good sign that your blood sugar levels are unstable.

Lastly, in those who have type 1 diabetes (insulin dependant), they may experience nausea, vomiting or stomach pains. If any of these signs are present along with the others above it is very critical you see a doctor as soon as possible.

So make sure you do not overlook any of these issues. The sooner you speak to someone about them the sooner you can learn how to manage your condition.




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