Diabetes Feature

The Silent Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes


Early awareness of this serious disease is essential as vital organs and tissues can be compromised leading to permanent damage. It is possible to have diabetes without being aware. In fact, you can have Type 2 Diabetes for years and not know it.

The pancreas which produces insulin may not be functioning properly. Diabetes develops when the pancreas is no longer controlling the body’s glucose levels (sugar).

Warning signs can be subtle. Recognizing the following TEN early indicators of diabetes can lead to early diagnosis and treatment.

Unusual Thirst

One sign is increased thirst. This excessive need to drink water will lead to increased urination. The inordinate consumption of water causes the kidney to work hard to rid the body of the high level of glucose. Consult your doctor about your intense thirst and increased need to urinate.

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