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Diabetes Symptoms: What Are They? Early Detection Can Avoid And Prevent Serious Complications!

By Boni Ebron for exercise-and-health.com

Knowing and learning about diabetes symptoms is the first defence against this incurable disease. Educating yourself to recognize diabetes symptoms is considered one of the most important ways of detecting diabetes.

Early detection of diabetes can avoid and prevent serious complications. The control of blood sugar level will definitely help control other health problems that can arise from this terrible decease. Over time, high blood sugar levels may damage your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart, and if not detected early enough can cause serious health problems later in life.

There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to use sugar. Sugar feed the cells in the body and insulin is the means to transport blood sugar into the cells.

Type 2 diabetes is also known as adult-onset diabetes mellitus. It is usually controlled with diet, weight loss, exercise, and oral medications. More than half of all people with Type 2 diabetes require insulin to control their blood sugar level.

Some of the diabetes symptoms are:

  • Frequent urination (frequent trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night is common);
  • Intense thirst;
  • Intense hunger;
  • Increased fatigue;
  • Dry skin;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Haggard look seems malnourished;
  • Abnormal weight loss; and
  • Irritability.
  • If you experience even one of the diabetes symptoms listed above, contact your doctor right away for a diabetes test. With early detection and treatment, diabetics can live longer, healthier and happier lives thereby contributing to successful lifetime fitness goals.

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