Learning how to control your diabetes is the most important lesson you will ever learn. If you are new to the disease, or think you may have diabetes, but have yet to consult a doctor, here are a few symptoms to be aware of.
The outward signs, or symptoms, of diabetes may be so subtle that you won't even recognize them. Some of the most common are increased thirst and hunger, sores that are slow to heal, weight loss, increased frequency of urination, especially in the middle of the night, and blurred vision. Fatigue may also be present as diabetes is the increase of glucose levels in your blood. This increase will not allow the food you ingest to be converted into energy.
If you have any of these symptoms and have not sought medical attention you should do so soon. Diabetes, left uncontrolled can lead to even more serious conditions such as, blindness, heart disease, kidney disease and failure, nerve damage and strokes. You must learn how to control your diabetes.
While we hope and pray for that miracle cure for diabetes, controlling your diabetes with the following steps will help.
1. Weight control will be your number one objective. When you are overweight your body can not make and control insulin. Insulin is used to control the amount of glucose in your blood. Check with your doctor for your ideal weight.
2. Exercise is also necessary. Your exercise routine does not have to be a grueling workout with weights. 30 to 40 minute brisk walks taken daily will be a great start.
3. Eat healthy meals. Fresh fruits and vegetables should take the place of potato chips and deep fried foods. Your doctor may have some sample diet plans to get you started.
4. Test regularly. By testing your blood glucose levels daily you will be more aware of how certain foods and activities affect your diabetes.
Science promises that a diabetes cure may be on the horizon. Until then, learning how to control your diabetes will prolong your life.
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