People with diabetes should learn more about diabetes symptoms and understand who are at risk of diabetes.
Who are more at risk?
Here are the people who are more likely to have type 2 diabetes:
- People who have family history of diabetes
- People who are overweight
- People who are over 45
- People who lack of physical activities
- Women who suffered from diabetes during pregnancy or who have given birth to babies weighing over than 4 kg.
- African American, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders
As a person with high risk of diabetes, it is essential to know the them and the possibilities to prevent the disease.
- Frequent urination
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Increase hunger and thirst
- Unplanned weight loss
- Increase in infections
- Dry, itchy skin
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty with would healing
- Nausea and vomiting
- Have a balanced diet. Eat more food rich in fibre.
- Do not over-eat – Surplus calories can lead to obesity.
- Regular and moderate exercise.
At present, no cure is available for diabetes. But with regular self-monitoring of blood glucose and a proper combination of diet, exercise and medication, people with diabetes can still have active and healthy lives.
People with diabetes are more likely to develop the following complications:
- Heart disease or heart attack
- Kidney disease
- More than 60 percent of the limb amputations in the U.S. occur among people with diabetes
- About 60-70 percent of the people with diabetes have mild to severe nerve damage
Diabetes Symptoms & Complications