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7 Signs You May Be Diabetic by ElMatteo(m): 11:58am On May 04, 2015
25% of people living with diabetes are unaware they have it – this 25% present for the first time at the hospital with complications which are most often life threatening. This underscores the importance of being able to know and identify the warning signs of diabetes that should require you to see your doctor.

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body becomes unable to use insulin effectively. Insulin is usually produced by the pancreas and this insulin carries the glucose from your blood to the cells of your body for energy. In Type 2 diabetes, the insulin either becomes insufficient or it does not function as it should anymore.

Below are the most important signs that you may be diabetic that require you see your doctor for a sugar test.

Excessive urination
In diabetes, both the frequency and the volume of urination may increase as your kidneys try to flush out the excess sugar from your blood into your urine. Sugar therefore also becomes markedly present in your urine.

Excessive thirst
As a result of the excessive urination, you tend to easily become dehydrated which stimulates the thirst center in your brain that demands that you frequently drink water. Due to the dehydration, your mouth also easily feels dry.

Weight loss
This is also another common symptom of Type 2 diabetes. There are several reasons this happens including the fact that your cells are not getting enough glucose. You also lose calories and water in urine which adds to the weight loss.

Increased hunger
In people with Type 2 diabetes, the body cannot make use of insulin as it ought to. The pancreas tries to make up for this by increasing the production of insulin and this increased insulin makes you feel hungry even after eating. Diabetics therefore tend to consume more food though they still end up losing weight.

Numbness in the foot
This is a rather late symptom of diabetes where the foot become numb due to damages to the nerves. This is called diabetic neuropathy which comes as pain, tingling or numbness in the foot and can get to the lower legs.

Recurrent infections
The presence of excessive sugar in the blood usually promotes the growth of infectious agents like yeast and bacteria. Women with diabetes for example tend to have more vaginal yeast infections. Foot infections are also common.

Blurred vision
Blurred vision happens to be one of the earliest signs of diabetes as your eyes tries to adjust to the new high sugar environment. This may resolve but doesn’t mean the diabetes has.

Even though these 7 signs may be indicators of diabetes, the standard diagnosis is done with a sugar test. These signs should therefore make you visit your doctor so as to have the test done. Even without the symptoms, you should consider going for the test because this can help pick a prediabetic state where necessary measures can then be taken.


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Re: 7 Signs You May Be Diabetic by DrAify(f): 12:16pm On May 04, 2015
Especially 1,2,3 and 4...The rest are the complications
ElMatteo:
25% of people living with diabetes are unaware they have it – this 25% present for the first time at the hospital with complications which are most often life threatening. This underscores the importance of being able to know and identify the warning signs of diabetes that should require you to see your doctor.

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body becomes unable to use insulin effectively. Insulin is usually produced by the pancreas and this insulin carries the glucose from your blood to the cells of your body for energy. In Type 2 diabetes, the insulin either becomes insufficient or it does not function as it should anymore.

Below are the most important signs that you may be diabetic that require you see your doctor for a sugar test.

Excessive urination
In diabetes, both the frequency and the volume of urination may increase as your kidneys try to flush out the excess sugar from your blood into your urine. Sugar therefore also becomes markedly present in your urine.

Excessive thirst
As a result of the excessive urination, you tend to easily become dehydrated which stimulates the thirst center in your brain that demands that you frequently drink water. Due to the dehydration, your mouth also easily feels dry.

Weight loss
This is also another common symptom of Type 2 diabetes. There are several reasons this happens including the fact that your cells are not getting enough glucose. You also lose calories and water in urine which adds to the weight loss.

Increased hunger
In people with Type 2 diabetes, the body cannot make use of insulin as it ought to. The pancreas tries to make up for this by increasing the production of insulin and this increased insulin makes you feel hungry even after eating. Diabetics therefore tend to consume more food though they still end up losing weight.

Numbness in the foot
This is a rather late symptom of diabetes where the foot become numb due to damages to the nerves. This is called diabetic neuropathy which comes as pain, tingling or numbness in the foot and can get to the lower legs.

Recurrent infections
The presence of excessive sugar in the blood usually promotes the growth of infectious agents like yeast and bacteria. Women with diabetes for example tend to have more vaginal yeast infections. Foot infections are also common.

Blurred vision
Blurred vision happens to be one of the earliest signs of diabetes as your eyes tries to adjust to the new high sugar environment. This may resolve but doesn’t mean the diabetes has.

Even though these 7 signs may be indicators of diabetes, the standard diagnosis is done with a sugar test. These signs should therefore make you visit your doctor so as to have the test done. Even without the symptoms, you should consider going for the test because this can help pick a prediabetic state where necessary measures can then be taken.


For more health info from a medical doctor, visit www.naijadoctor.com and join us our BBM Channel C002773A3

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Re: 7 Signs You May Be Diabetic by Sundayme(m): 12:23am On May 07, 2015
ElMatteo:
25% of people living with diabetes are unaware they have it – this 25% present for the first time at the hospital with complications which are most often life threatening. This underscores the importance of being able to know and identify the warning signs of diabetes that should require you to see your doctor.

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body becomes unable to use insulin effectively. Insulin is usually produced by the pancreas and this insulin carries the glucose from your blood to the cells of your body for energy. In Type 2 diabetes, the insulin either becomes insufficient or it does not function as it should anymore.

Below are the most important signs that you may be diabetic that require you see your doctor for a sugar test.

Excessive urination
In diabetes, both the frequency and the volume of urination may increase as your kidneys try to flush out the excess sugar from your blood into your urine. Sugar therefore also becomes markedly present in your urine.

Excessive thirst
As a result of the excessive urination, you tend to easily become dehydrated which stimulates the thirst center in your brain that demands that you frequently drink water. Due to the dehydration, your mouth also easily feels dry.

Weight loss
This is also another common symptom of Type 2 diabetes. There are several reasons this happens including the fact that your cells are not getting enough glucose. You also lose calories and water in urine which adds to the weight loss.

Increased hunger
In people with Type 2 diabetes, the body cannot make use of insulin as it ought to. The pancreas tries to make up for this by increasing the production of insulin and this increased insulin makes you feel hungry even after eating. Diabetics therefore tend to consume more food though they still end up losing weight.

Numbness in the foot
This is a rather late symptom of diabetes where the foot become numb due to damages to the nerves. This is called diabetic neuropathy which comes as pain, tingling or numbness in the foot and can get to the lower legs.

Recurrent infections
The presence of excessive sugar in the blood usually promotes the growth of infectious agents like yeast and bacteria. Women with diabetes for example tend to have more vaginal yeast infections. Foot infections are also common.

Blurred vision
Blurred vision happens to be one of the earliest signs of diabetes as your eyes tries to adjust to the new high sugar environment. This may resolve but doesn’t mean the diabetes has.

Even though these 7 signs may be indicators of diabetes, the standard diagnosis is done with a sugar test. These signs should therefore make you visit your doctor so as to have the test done. Even without the symptoms, you should consider going for the test because this can help pick a prediabetic state where necessary measures can then be taken.


For more health info from a medical doctor, visit www.naijadoctor.com and join us our BBM Channel C002773A3

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Re: 7 Signs You May Be Diabetic by Sirleesu(m): 8:24pm On May 09, 2015
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Re: 7 Signs You May Be Diabetic by RuggedSniper: 11:30pm On Jun 08, 2020
ElMatteo:
25% of people living with diabetes are unaware they have it – this 25% present for the first time at the hospital with complications which are most often life threatening. This underscores the importance of being able to know and identify the warning signs of diabetes that should require you to see your doctor.

Type 2 diabetes happens when your body becomes unable to use insulin effectively. Insulin is usually produced by the pancreas and this insulin carries the glucose from your blood to the cells of your body for energy. In Type 2 diabetes, the insulin either becomes insufficient or it does not function as it should anymore.

Below are the most important signs that you may be diabetic that require you see your doctor for a sugar test.

Excessive urination
In diabetes, both the frequency and the volume of urination may increase as your kidneys try to flush out the excess sugar from your blood into your urine. Sugar therefore also becomes markedly present in your urine.

Excessive thirst
As a result of the excessive urination, you tend to easily become dehydrated which stimulates the thirst center in your brain that demands that you frequently drink water. Due to the dehydration, your mouth also easily feels dry.

Weight loss
This is also another common symptom of Type 2 diabetes. There are several reasons this happens including the fact that your cells are not getting enough glucose. You also lose calories and water in urine which adds to the weight loss.

Increased hunger
In people with Type 2 diabetes, the body cannot make use of insulin as it ought to. The pancreas tries to make up for this by increasing the production of insulin and this increased insulin makes you feel hungry even after eating. Diabetics therefore tend to consume more food though they still end up losing weight.

Numbness in the foot
This is a rather late symptom of diabetes where the foot become numb due to damages to the nerves. This is called diabetic neuropathy which comes as pain, tingling or numbness in the foot and can get to the lower legs.

Recurrent infections
The presence of excessive sugar in the blood usually promotes the growth of infectious agents like yeast and bacteria. Women with diabetes for example tend to have more vaginal yeast infections. Foot infections are also common.

Blurred vision
Blurred vision happens to be one of the earliest signs of diabetes as your eyes tries to adjust to the new high sugar environment. This may resolve but doesn’t mean the diabetes has.

Even though these 7 signs may be indicators of diabetes, the standard diagnosis is done with a sugar test. These signs should therefore make you visit your doctor so as to have the test done. Even without the symptoms, you should consider going for the test because this can help pick a prediabetic state where necessary measures can then be taken.


For more health info from a medical doctor, visit www.naijadoctor.com and join us our BBM Channel C002773A3

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