It is one of the most dangerous diseases, especially when it is not diagnosed early and that is why it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of having diabetes.
How do you know if you have diabetes?
Are you worried that you might have diabetes? How can one tell? It is important to pay attention to symptoms and then consult with your personal doctor.
Most common signs and symptoms that may or may not indicate (pre)diabetes are listed below:
Please note that if above symptoms appear there is no need for panic. Above mentioned symptoms might indicate other medical conditions which are not directly related to diabetes. Consult with your personal doctor!
If symptoms are present, now what?
You see, most of the symptoms of diabetes are things that pretty much happen to almost everyone from time to time. If symptoms keep appearing it is important to not ignore them. Ignoring the symptoms is not doing you a favour.
How do you know if you actually have diabetes? The answer is simply to be vigilant and aware of what’s going on in your body. Whenever in doubt you should talk to your personal doctor.
How to treat diabetes / is it curable?
Unfortunately, diabetes (type 1 and type 2) is irreversible. There is no known cure for diabetes type 1 & 2, however with proper measures the disease can be kept under control. Read more here.
Gestational diabetes develops during pregnancy and it is reversed after birth. Gestational diabetes might lead to diabetes (type 2) later in life, also, the disease can be transferred to fetus.
As further reading, we suggest you read this article on blood sugar levels.