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Diabetes effects millions of people a year. Some people may not even be aware that they have the disease or are on the verge of having Diabetes. The medical community has been trying hard to raise awareness of Diabetes Type II through health fairs in the communities, television ads, billboard ads,etc. The more someone is aware of the signs and symptoms they become more knowledgeable about how to recognize and treat the disease. Diabetes causes death, amputations, nerve damage, kidney damage, heart disease, neuropathy, Pulmonary disease, etc. To prevent the complications of Diabetes, we must first be able to recognize the symptoms.
It is important to know if anyone in the family has ever been diagnosed with Diabetes. If you have ever been diagnosed as having Gestational Diabetes, then studies have shown that you are more likely to have Diabetes Type II later on in life. Diabetes Type II usually is found when a person is in their 40’s. The physician will perform a fasting blood glucose test to check the level of sugar in the blood. Years ago, the physician wanted the fasting blood sugar to be 115 and under, but newer studies are suggesting that fasting blood sugars be under 100.
The warning signs to be aware of are:
-Excessive thirst and Hunger
-Sleepiness through out the day
-Increase in having to urinate at night time
-Unusual weight loss
-cuts or wounds that don’t seem to heal
-Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
-Recurring skin, gum, and bladder infections
One or more of the signs mentioned above, you should seek medical attention from you primary care physician. Over a period of time, if diabetes is not controlled, you will suffer complications of diabetes. The earlier you are diagnosed and the blood sugar is controlled the better quality of life you will have. Do not wait until it is too late. There are many new treatments that are available these days for diabetes.