Symptoms of Diabetes - Catch it Early to Avoid A Physical Therapy Nightmare!



Symptoms of Diabetes

your life is in your hands.


Symptoms of diabetes are not difficult to detect. However, if you don't know what they are - you could be in the fast lane for ~

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • blindness
  • erectile dysfunction
  • amputated toes, feet and legs
  • kidney failure and dialysis
  • sexual problems
  • stomach nerve damage

Diabetes shows up as one of the top 3 diagnosis in home health care! Top 3!!! This means that the complications of diabetes are so debilitating that you are not able to get out of the house! This means that any medical care will have to attempt to come to you. All because of diabetes. You can act now - be proactive and take control of your life.

Trust me, no one wants to live the life of diabetic, yet about 24 million people in the USA have diabetes; about 18 million have been diagnosed and about 6 million go undiagnosed

Take control now...do you suffer from the symptoms below?

Are you undiagnosed?

Millions of diabetics are yet undiagnosed from sea to shining sea. Why? Symptoms can be very mild for years. Many people do not seek medical care for anything so diabetes can brew for many years before it is diagnosed and treated.

You may have symptoms of diabetes that you are unaware of. Look over the list below. Think twice about each one before moving to the next one. Keep a weekly or monthly diary if you think you might have these symptoms.

Early diagnosis can save you years of painful snowballing complications.

Symptoms of Diabetes
  • Frequent Bathroom Stops

    When insulin is ineffective to get glucose into your cells for energy, this glucose builds up in your blood. The overwhelmed kidneys draw more water out of the blood to dilute the glucose causing your bladder to remain full, keeping you running to the bathroom.

  • Thirst Not Easily Quenched

    Since your body is pulling water out of your blood to dilute the increased glucose in your blood, you will be thirsty more. Your thirst will seem unquenched as your kidneys continue to pull more and more water out of your blood and as you continue your frequent trips to the bathroom. Without constant replenishment dehydration sets in.

  • Fatigue and Weakness

    Glucose is energy, but only if insulin helps it get into the cells for energy. Best stated, your cells are starving!

  • Simple Weight Loss

    Weight loss becomes simple without even trying. When the cells don't get glucose, the body begins to munch on muscle tissue and fat for energy. This is more noticeable in Type 1 diabetes

  • Neuropathy - tinging or numbness in hands, feet, legs

    Think of the build up of glucose in the blood as an irritant. Over time it damages the nervous system, especially in the extremities. This is slow progressive symptom that often goes unnoticed for some time. The good news - this can improve with tighter blood glucose control.

  • Blurred Vision

    Blurred vision is another symptom of high glucose levels in the body. This can lead to blindness or severe eyesight problems over time.

  • Longer healing time

    Wounds, scrapes or cuts take a very long time to heal or don't heal at all. This is another clue that things are not right in the body. High blood glucose levels can wreak havoc on many if not all body systems.

Start Today

Start what today? Good question. Pick up the phone. Establish a physician or go to your family physician if you think you may have one or more of the symptoms. Time is on your side if you act now.

There are other measures that you can take as well. The measures will help you to avoid diabetes even if you have a family history of it! Remember, family history also carries similar eating habits and exercise (or lack of) habits. Often, it's not the heredity gene of the actual disease but the lifestyle that has been passed from generation to generation.

Begin today to follow a fitness plan. Keep track of your food intake and what you are eating. There are many options out there, the best options involve changing your eating habits and becoming more active.

You have one life - treat it well and it will treat you well. Don't let the symptoms of diabetes cut it short!



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