When Diabetes Symptoms Become Your Daily Companion …
Diabetes symptoms and other first warning signs for this disease can be elusive or “explained away”. Is diabetes sneaking up on you?
When a home was infested with termites, many times massive damage is done before the termites are discovered. Just as you live in your home, you live in your body day after day thinking everything is fine – not realizing the havoc that becoming diabetic is wreaking throughout your body.
- Many of the diabetes symptoms can easily be dismissed as normal variations in the body.
- Shockingly, nearly 30% of the 25.8 million Americans who have blood sugar aren’t aware they have it.
- That’s 7 million people who are ticking “time bombs” with out of control blood sugar that is secretly doing its damage to organs and blood vessels.
Signs You Should Pay Attention To
When we urinate frequently, we think we must be drinking too much fluid. Not realizing that we are drinking too much fluid because we are dehydrated from blood sugar. We had blurred vision, but by the time we got an appointment for the eye doctor, the blurriness went away. So we thought we must be okay. Wrong. Does this sound familiar to you? These could all be signs for early diabetes symptoms.
In addition to these signs, there are some risk factors to be aware of so that you can increase your vigilance.
- Are you overweight with an expanding waistline?
- Do you have little time to exercise?
- Are you over 45?
- Do you have high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure?
- Does low or high sugar levels run in your family?
- Do you have slow healing sores or wounds?
- Do you experience tingling or numbness in your hands or feet?
- Or even recurring skin or yeast infections?
If so, be sure to visit your doctor and keep tabs on your sugar levels. These are possible signs for type 2 diabetes symptoms.
Knowing Diabetes Early Signs Is Power
Knowing the first diabetes symptoms can alert you to take action to change the course of your health. Knowledge is power.
Diabetes is reaching epidemic levels worldwide. An estimated 285 million people, or 6.4 percent of the world’s population, are suffering from it, according to the World Health Organization. Educating the public regarding sugar signs will help put the brakes on this devastating disease.