SYMPTONS OF DIABETES
Diabetes is a chronic illness that is caused by the pancreas not producing enough insulin or when the body is unable to properly use the insulin it does produce.
This means many of the body's systems can be damaged by abnormal levels of blood sugar.
Type one diabetes is less common but is not linked to age or being overweight and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
Type two diabetes is linked to being overweight or inactive and can have serious ramifications for your health.
It can lead to nerve damage, heart disease, strokes, kidney problems and blindness.
The Mayo Clinic gave a full rundown of possible symptoms of type one and type two diabetes.
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that happens when there's not enough available insulin)
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores
- Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections
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