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MAIN Arrow to HealthHealth Arrow to DiseaseDiseases & Conditions Arrow to Diabetes InformationDiabetes Arrow to Diabetes SymptomsDiabetes Symptoms

person exhibiting symptoms of diabetes
Frequent thirst, dizziness,
fatigue, and blurred vision
are common symptoms
of Type 2 diabetes.

More than two thousand cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the U.S. every day.

But what has medical experts worried the most is the silent way diabetes symptoms "sneak up" on their victims without much notice. Later, severe symptoms may often lead to even more serious complications, some of them life-threatening.

Although Type 1 or juvenile diabetes symptoms tend to occur quite suddenly in kids and young adults, blood sugar levels in the more common Type 2 diabetes slowly rises over time - presenting few if any initial symptoms in the first few years.

The early signs of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes often show up in frequent thirst and repeated trips to the bathroom as the body tries to rid itself of excess sugar.

Later comes debilitating fatigue as high blood sugar levels decrease circulation and curtail the usual process of distributing oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Dizziness or blurred vision are other common symptoms that occur from poor circulation.

Symptoms may come and go as the body tries to heal itself, but as the body continues to weaken in its ability to process sugar, complications can include chronic urinary infections, or mild-to-moderate nerve damage in the form of tingling or numbness in the hands and feet.

As sugar levels continue to rise in the bloodstream, more severe complications may include heart disease or stroke, kidney disease, or circulatory problems surrounding the eye leading to cataracts, glaucoma or blindness.

Just how debilitating diabetes symptoms can be are only known to those who suffer from them first-hand. That is why more doctor and researchers are keen to publicize the facts. Diabetes is not only a "high sugar" disease but brings with it life-altering and sometimes life-threatening results if not treated in time.


also see -> Diabetes causes | Diabetes treatment

 

More about diabetes symptoms around the Web:

Get more information on the dangers of diabetes at expert sites that explain the common symptoms, related complications and risk factors, treatment options and current research holding out new hope for battling the disease ...


 

Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke - Illustrated guide to why diabetes and high blood sugar levels increase cardiovascular risks with information on prevention and treatment, related links, resources & references.

Diabetic Retinopathy - How diabetes begins to effect the circulatory system in the retina, with an explanation of the signs & symptoms of early and late stages, with more on prevention, diagnosis & treatment.

 

This information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.


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