8 Symptoms of Diabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore

by Jodee on May 25, 2009

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic health condition affecting more than 16 million Americans. A person with this disorder has a higher-than-normal level of blood glucose. Glucose levels are elevated because the person’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin, the substance needed to convert glucose into energy. Glucose levels stay high, while the cells that need it can’t the the nutrition they need. People who have diabetes are at increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

Here are 8 symptoms of Type II diabetes that you shouldn’t ignore:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Cuts that don’t heal
  3. Dry mouth
  4. Excessive thirst
  5. Increased urination
  6. Itchy skin
  7. Pain in the lower extremities
  8. Yeast infections

If you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment to see your doctor. They may be caused by something other than Type II diabetes, but your doctor is the one who can tell you for sure.

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