It has become common knowledge that some of the new antipsychotic medications
can cause an elevation in blood sugar leading to diabetes in some patients (zyprexa,
The following article gives the basics about diabetes.
Diabetes Symptoms You Should Know
the baby boomers age, they are faced with an array of diseases that
accompany the golden years. Along with grandchildren and retirement, they
are faced with ailments from arthritis to diabetes. The thought of getting a
disease such as diabetes can be worrisome, it helps to be aware of what
diabetes symptoms are and be able to recognize them early enough to get the
help you will need to get the disease under control.
1- There are some common diabetes symptoms that should be checked out by a
physician. By themselves, each symptom is not a cause for alarm. However, if
more than a couple are noticed at one time, an appointment with your primary
care physician should be made without hesitation.
2- The first thing that you should know about diabetes is, it is very
important to pay attention to your body. There are over one million new
diagnoses of diabetes that are made each year. Diabetes is directly or
indirectly the cause of approximately 200,000 deaths every year. It is
estimated that 17 million people in America have diabetes, it is also
estimated that approximately one third of these people do not even know they
have the disease.
3- The reason that so many people do not know that they may have diabetes is
because some people show no diabetes symptoms. Therefore, it is very
important to have blood work checked every year after the age of 45. This is
often part of a routine physical at this age, but it is always a good idea
to check with the doctor to make sure the test is being run.
4- There are several diabetes symptoms to be on the look out for, they
include, but are not limited to:
Sudden weight loss
Drinking excessive amounts of water
Feeling a numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
Having infections more often than usual
Being slow to heal from a wound
It is also important to note that any one person may have all, some or none
of these diabetes symptoms. These symptoms can also be experienced in any
5- Along with this list of symptoms, diabetes can also be accompanied by
stomach pains, vomiting or nausea. If these symptoms occur in conjunction
with the list, it could be the immediate onset of type 1 diabetes, otherwise
known as insulin-dependent diabetes. When you call your doctors' office for
an appointment, be sure to tell them you are experiencing possible diabetes
symptoms and that you need to be seen right away.
John Mancini has been writing about Diabetes online and offline for a long
time. Visit http://diabetes-now.net or http://diabetes-central.net to read
more about matters like diabetic diet and diabetes.
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