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Aug
05

Symptoms of Diabetes (Diabetes #2)

By regst
diabetessymptoms Symptoms of Diabetes (Diabetes #2)

Like all complicated matters there are certain misunderstandings regarding Diabetes.

Today I want to dispel some myths regarding diabetes.

Here is a list of the questions that I will be discussing:
Can get diabetes from someone else?
Eating too much sugar causes diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is mild diabetes
People with diabetes eventually go blind
It’s not safe to drive if you have diabetes
People with diabetes can’t play sport
People with diabetes are more likely to get colds and other illnesses
People with diabetes can’t eat sweets or chocolate
People with diabetes shouldn’t eat bananas or grapes
People with diabetes should eat special diabetic foods

Now for some serious myth bashing…

Can get diabetes from someone else?
Although we don’t know exactly why some people get diabetes, we know that diabetes is not contagious – You cannot get it from others. There is a chance that a person whose parents or brothers and sisters have diabetes might get diabetes, particularly Type 2 diabetes. But lifestyle factors also play a part.

Eating too much sugar causes diabetes
Eating sugar does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is caused by a combination of inherited and lifestyle factors. However, eating a diet high in fat and sugar can cause you to become overweight. Being overweight increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, so if you have a history of diabetes in your family, a healthy diet and regular exercise are recommended to control your weight.

Type 2 diabetes is mild diabetes
There is no such thing as mild or borderline diabetes. All diabetes is equally serious, and if not properly controlled can lead to serious complications.

People with diabetes eventually go blind
Although diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age, research has proved you can reduce your chances of developing diabetes complications – such as damage to your eyes – if you:
• Control your blood pressure and glucose levels
• Keep active
• Maintain your ideal body weight
• Give up smoking

It’s not safe to drive if you have diabetes
Providing you are responsible and have good control of your diabetes, research shows that people with diabetes are no less safe on the roads than anyone else. Nevertheless, the myth that people with diabetes are not safe persists

People with diabetes can’t play sport
Pakistan’s famous all-rounder Wasim Akram has diabetes; many other people with diabetes take part in active sports. People with diabetes are encouraged to exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Keeping active can help avoid complications associated with diabetes, such as heart disease. There may be some considerations to take into account with your diabetes before taking up a new exercise regime – talk to your doctor for more information.

People with diabetes are more likely to get colds and other illnesses
No. You are no more likely to get a cold or another illness if you’ve got diabetes. However, people with diabetes are advised to get flu vaccinations. This is because any infection interferes with your blood glucose control, putting you at risk of high blood glucose levels and, for those with Type 1 diabetes, an increased risk of ketoacidosis.

People with diabetes can’t eat sweets or chocolate
Sweets and chocolate can be eaten by people with diabetes just like the rest of us, if eaten as part of a healthy diet. Remember that confectionery foods tend to be higher in fat and calories too so for this reason they should be limited especially if you’re trying to lose weight.

People with diabetes shouldn’t eat bananas or grapes
All fruit and vegetables are extremely good for you. Eating more can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, some cancers and some gut problems. You should aim to eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. This also helps to improve the overall balance of the diet. Eating a variety of different fruit and vegetables ensure you get the maximum benefit.

People with diabetes should eat special diabetic foods
Diabetic versions of foods offer no special benefit. They still raise blood glucose levels, contain just as much fat and calories, are usually more expensive and can also have a laxative effect. The healthy diet for people with diabetes is the same as that recommended for everyone – low in fat, salt and sugar, with meals including starchy foods like bread and pasta and plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Watch the video related to diabetes

One-third of diabetics don’t know that they have the condition. How can you avoid being one of them? Check out this video!Watch More Health Videos at Health Guru: www.healthguru.com

Help answer the question about diabetes

What do chiropractors believe about diabetes control?
I know that they are an alternative medicine type doctor, and that they can’t write prescriptions, which for a doctor sounds a little suspicious to me, but wondered specifically what a chiropractor doctor believed about diabetes control? Do they believe/ support insulin for treatment or have the belief that diabetes can be controlled with back adjustments and a better diet?

About Author

Dr Sherry Chandy is a Medical Domain Specialist at Yos Technologies.

He is a medical doctor and ophthalmologist by profession and has special interests in enabling better health care through the use of information technology.

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19 Comments

1

when someone loses weight, does he also lose his risk of diabetes or does he lower his blood sugar level. please answer XD

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I hope you don’t match any of the symptoms of diabetes. Even if you do, you do not need to panic, it can be controlled. Some of the more common symptoms are weight loss, frequent urination, visual disturbances heavy sweating and sleeping too much There are indeed quite a few symptoms, but most people never realize they have diabetes until they're tested. The test involves a simple blood test. On the given link you can find some easy diagnostic kits for diabetes. Your physician is the one who has to order the blood test. Your physician will tell you whether you have diabetes, and you certainly need to pay attention, because it is YOU, not the doctor, who will have to manage your diabetes. you can find some tests below

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increased urination, increased liquid intake and thirst, irreducible fatigue, rapid or gradual (but still realy noticable) despite the fact that diabetes will make you have a bigger appetite

if you don't wear glasses – blurred vision is a sign. but if you wear glasses – increasingly blurry vision or worse vision is a big sign (gradually worsening vision is a sign of type 2)

all of this is for type 1 diabetes

5

Yes.
Those symptoms only occur during high blood sugar.
However, low blood sugar comes with other symptoms: shaking, mood swings (personally, i have to fight back tears xD), nervousness, extreme fatigue, desperate hunger, fogginess, dizziness, sweating. Those are my symptoms but other people experience other things.

Low blood sugar is MUCH more noticeable than High Blood sugar, you only usually have high blood sugar symptoms when you're above 300.

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^Thirst and frequent urination, can vary from person to person if you are drinking much more than usual and urinating more than usual for you that can be a sign.

The best thing to do is go to your doctor and have an A1C test, this is a blood test that will give you, your glucose (sugar) levels for the last 3 months. Ask your doctor to run kidney, liver function and a CBC test also, these are all blood tests as well.

Please go to the site below, they have a link for a test you can take on line, just answer the questions and they will evaluate to see if you have a risk factor. Good luck, I hope this helps.

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Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Some diabetes symptoms include:

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Frequent urination
Excessive thirst
Extreme hunger
Unusual weight loss
Increased fatigue
Irritability
Blurry vision

8

I think I miht have a few symptoms, but it may just be my head… :S I, too, hope I don’t have it D:

9

im in my 20s so i never heard of anyone that young getting the disease

10

I’ve been having numbness in my hands and feet lately I hope I dont have diebetes…

11

probally when your blood drops too low that can cause blurred vision. the symptoms are similar. this is the opposit fo diabetes. but yes it can turn into diabetes.

13

There are several ways to test:

1) A simple urine test will give an indication for howhigh your blood sugar is.

2) They can do a resting blood sugar test to see how high your sugar is.

3) They can do a Hemoglobin A1C to see on average, how high your sugar has been.

Symptoms of diabetes include: Weight loss, irritability, sudden poor eyesight, insatiable thirst, leg cramps when you lay down, horrid pain in your kidneys, increased urination

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The common symptoms of diabetes are

1. Voracious thirst and excessive fluid intake (medically termed as Polydipsia)
2. Increased hunger / appetite (Polyphagia) and craving for sugar
3. Excessive urination and frequent trips to toilet – (Polyuria) – especially at night
4. Unusual weight loss or obesity
5. Exhaustion / tiredness with tremours
6. Sleeplessness or disturbed sleep
7. Lack of concentration, confused mind, memory loss & irritability
Vague pain / cramps
8. Numbness and tingling sensation in extremities or in any parts
Burning feet / hands
9. Sweet smelly urine
10. Dryness of skin (with or without itch) and mucous membrane (example – dryness of mouth)
11. Development of recurrent boils
12. Delay in wound healing / gangrene formation
13. Blurred vision
14. Recurrent urinary tract infection
15. Development of vascular problems – BP, Stroke, Vasculitis, etc
16. Development of foot complaints due to numbness / prone to infection

Before you think that you have diabetes, go consult your doctor. Be calm and don't be tensed.

15

seriously? how please reply :)
because im diabetic too :(

16

Bad diet and lack of exersise, good diet and exersise.

17

I believe it is E.
Insulin, which is secreted by the Pancreas, helps to control the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. When the Pancreas does not secrete enough Insulin or none at all, the sugar remains in the blood. Then the body tries to flush out all of the sugar by drinking and urinating- two key symptoms of diabetes.

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(zeehtee) yeah, you can, try your best to keep you blood sugar levels at a reasonable level.., 5.8 is what you are aiming for, or as best to under 10.0 your sight can also be effected by the time of the day, for instance, the morning or aftter noon, i know this because i suffer with diabetes and i too have these blurry visions, but thats not to say you have diabetes, your blood sugars can rise even if you are not a diabetic…:)

19

you are at risk of Diabetes at any age really, you can become a Diabetic by: being overweight or genetic or natural causes.
there is type 1 and type 2 diabetes
i have Diabetes and i have suffered with it for 12 years now, im now 16….
if you want to avoid having type 2 is mainly to eat healthy and stay fit…. :)

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