Diabetes Month: Risk Factors
Hey everyone! WebSpider here again, bringing you more dish on Diabetes. Last time we talked about important signs and symptoms to watch out for if you are at risk for diabetes. But how do you know if you are at risk for Diabetes?
Diabetes Month: Signs and Symptoms
So now that we know how Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are different, how can you tell if you have diabetes? The most important way to check is to see your doctor, especially if other members of your family have diabetes. But here are some symptoms to look out for, courtesy of our friends at the American Diabetes Association and the Mayo Clinic:
Type 1 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes:
*Frequent urination *Any of the Type 1 symptoms
*Unusual thirst *Frequent infections
*Extreme hunger *Blurred Vision
*Unusual weight loss *Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
*Extreme fatigue and irritability *Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
*Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.
**Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms before diagnosis.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor - the earlier diabetes is detected, the better it can be treated, and the more damage can be corrected or prevented. Continue learning more about the symptoms - click Read More >>>
November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, so we will be dedicating most of our November bloggy energy toward Diabetes awareness!
I always wondered: What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
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