Warning signs that you may have diabetes

The following signs may signal you that you may have high blood glucose levels and possibly diabetes. See your medical doctor if you experience any of the following or need to have your blood glucose levels measured.

Are you thirsty?

Do you find that you are constantly thirsty and need to hydrate very often?

Changes in vision

Having blurred vision or visual disturbances are one of the symptoms of diabetes. Have your eyes checked if you find that you cannot see clearly or experience changes to your eyesight.

Healing of wounds

Be aware of how long it takes for your sores as well as cuts to heal and get better. Slow healing is another sign of diabetes and skin infections often result because of this.

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Skin

Skin may become itchy and many women who are diabetic often experience vaginal thrush.

Eating patterns

You may notice that your eating patterns have changed whereby you feel hungry more than usual.

Weight loss

Diabetes may bring about weight loss. So if you find that you are losing weight without doing anything to warrant it (such as engaging in more calorie burning activities), see your doctor.

Energy levels

You may experience a change in your energy levels whereby you may feel weak and constantly tired.

Frequent urination

People who have diabetes tend to urinate more than usual so be sure to see your doctor if you experience these symptoms, to test for diabetes.

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