How Can You Tell if You Might Have Diabetes?
Early signs and symptoms of Diabetes are a result of high levels blood glucose. For type 2 Diabetes symptoms are often mild and unnoticeable.
- Frequent Urination
- Increased thirst and hunger
- Dry Mouth
- Dry/Itchy Skin
- Blurred Vision
- Slow Healing Cuts and Bruises
- Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
For type 1 diabetes a common symptom is unplanned weight loss, and increased ketones in the blood and urine. Sweet breath that smells like nail polish remover is a noticeable symptom.
If you suspect you have may have diabetes contact your doctor and get an appointment to schedule a check up and testing. Early detection can help you avoid complications from diabetes that are often very serious and can be fatal. Individuals experiencing very high or low blood glucose levels can have depressed respiration, increased heart rate and nausea. Regular checkups and self monitoring of blood glucose levels will help individuals diagnose diabetes in the early stages. Even healthy individuals that show no signs or symptoms should check their blood glucose levels monthly. You can test at home cheaply with an On Call Express Blood Glucose Meter.