According to the American Diabetes Association, the ADA, the following are the most common symptoms of diabetes:
- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry—even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss—even though you are eating more (type 1)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing complications of diabetes.
The Dangers of Undetected Diabetes
In the video presentation of the YouTube channel “Lee Health” of the Lee Memorial Hospital, the following signs could be symptoms of diabetes.
The numbers are surely attention-getting.
Nearly 7 million Americans have undiagnosed diabetes.
What gets less noticed are the early warning signs. They could just be going along their normal daily activities.
All too often patients show up at a hospital in a health crisis and find out they have highly elevated blood sugar.
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5 Warning Signs
We have broken down five warning signs that should get your attention.
- Wounds that don’t heal could be another warning sign
- Frequent yeast or urinary tract infections
- Polyphagia – increased thirst
- Polydipsia – increased hunger
- Polyuria – increased urination
The Classic Signs
The three classic signs of high blood sugar, polyphagia, polydipsia, polyuria are also called the 3 Ps:
It’s easy to minimize increased thirst, especially when it’s hot and frequent urination seems to naturally flow, but experts say it could be our body’s way of flushing extra glucose.
The kidney has to work really hard to get that blood sugar out.
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Wounds may not heal, because the body’s not able to fight that infection.
The cause of this is the extra glucose in the system.
You can check out the video here…
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