Learn the signs before it's too late!
With the obesity epidemic taking hold in the U.S. and around the world, diabetes is on the rise. While there are two types of diabetes, Type Two is a much more common ailment and is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Over 400 million people across the world have been diagnosed with the devastating disease which at least doubles a person’s likelihood of premature death. While there is no cure for diabetes, the condition can be managed through medication and lifestyle changes. However, early diagnosis is important to managing the illness.
Learn these crucial signs that could very well save your life.
Being thirsty more often the usual could be a sign of diabetes. Many sufferers report extreme thirst as the excess sugar in the bloodstream dehydrates you! Ironically, many people start quenching their thirst with sugary drinks like juices, soda, or chocolate milk, which can make the problem worse!
When your body can’t break down the excess sugar in the bloodstream, it flushes it out in your urine. This is why diabetic people have to pee more frequently (and drink more water)!
You might not notice if you’re going more often that usual, but doctors say that an easy sign is if you start having to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night on a regular basis. If you find yourself always having trouble sleeping because you constantly have to get up to pee, you have a problem.
While losing weight is usually a good thing, especially since being overweight can put you at risk for diabetes, random weight loss can be a sign itself of the disease.
The weight can be caused by losing water weight from frequent urination, or the loss of calories through urine due to the failure to absorb necessary sugar through the bloodstream.