11 Early Warning Signs You May Have Diabetes

 

Diabetes is a condition which can affect every aspect of the sufferer’s life. When it’s undiagnosed, it can cause a variety of health issues, such as elevated blood pressure, strokes, heart disease and nerve damage. In the U.S. alone, it’s estimated that more than 30 million people have diabetes with the majority of these having Type 2! Take a look at these 11 warning signs and see if any apply to you or to someone you know!

 

Elevated insulin levels make skin cells reproduce more rapidly than usual, resulting in dark marks around the neck and under the arms.

ring around neck
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If you’re hungrier than usual, particularly for sugar and carbs, it could be a warning sign!

man at fridge
flickr/FarvBillerMoker

 

People with diabetes tend to feel very fatigued.

sleeping man
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Diabetics can sometimes experience tingling, burning and numbness in their hands and feet!

bed feet
flickr/AnaC

 

If you’re losing weight while still eating as much as normal, a visit to the doctor is a good idea.

huge pants woman
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People with diabetes are prone to yeast infections. If you’re suffering from recurring ones, see a doctor!

bread slices
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When blood is filled with too much sugar, the lack of oxygen can cause damage to nerves, making cuts heal more slowly. If you feel you’re healing slowly, get yourself checked out!

band aid finger
flickr/RhysCausey

 

If you’re feeling thirstier than usual, this could be a sign!

woman drinking faucet
flickr/Sasha

 

If you’re peeing more often than usual, visit your doctor. In diabetics, the body flushes out glucose through frequent urination.

fountain
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Excessive blood glucose can cause blurred vision. If left untreated, diabetes can cause permanent damage to the eyes, or even blindness!

blurred train tracks
flickr/MidnightMurk

 

Diabetics are prone to gum disease as they have trouble fighting infections. If you’re at all worried about your gum health, get help now.

swollen gums
flickr/MrMcHaddock

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